Dyeing Disasters and Silver Linings: Take Two

I dyed some fiber in the Sailor’s Warning colourway, but I wasn’t happy with the way it came out.  Don’t get me wrong — it was beautiful — but it just wasn’t quite Sailor’s Warning to me.   It wasn’t different enough to be its own new colourway, but I wasn’t happy putting it in the shop when it didn’t look exactly as I’d intended.

…But how can I waste 4oz of beautiful, soft-as-clouds merino fiber?!?  I can’t!  And besides, I know that, even though it wasn’t exactly perfect as fiber, the colours will blend and soften when it’s spun and it will look gorgeous.

So I am spinning it up, and it will go in the shop as hand-spun.  Keep your eyes open for it!

7 thoughts on “Dyeing Disasters and Silver Linings: Take Two

  1. Hi.
    I am stunned over all that fantastic colors you make. I have not seen anything like this before.
    I tried to buy some of that green/green/green merino yarn at the SpaceCadet site, but I really need about 2000 yards to make the jacket I really would like to knit. On SpaceCadet site it is only possible to buy 2 items.

    Can you help me? How can I buy enough to make a jacket (app 2000 yarn) and what’s the price?


    1. Thank you, Anne-Kristin, for the compliment on my work! I would be happy to discuss the yarn you need and see if I can provide enough for your project. Please either convo me through Etsy or email me at spacecadetcreations (at) gmail (dot) com, and tell me what weight of yarn you’d need (ie, fingering, DK, worsted, etc) and exactly which colourway (I think you’re talking about Freshly Cut Grass…? But I want to be sure). And we’ll see what we can do! 😀

  2. Absolutely beautiful colors! Breathtaking! Not to take away from it all or diminish it in any way but it almost looks like cotton candy!!

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