Sunday, October 26, 2008
Soy Silk dyed in 6 skin tone shades for spinners and needle felters!
They're Here!! I just finished listing these new colors at Wind Rose. A couple days ago I showed you my kitchen counter covered in bowls of soaking roving. I dyed for hours that day and these are my results.
The skin tone line has been so popular in my store and I thought that if people liked the colors in merino wool, they might also enjoy them in soy silk. The colors, starting from the top middle and working clockwise, are South Pacific, Chestnut Brown, Sun Touched, Golden Brown, Mediterranean, and in the middle, Peach Glow.
I think they turned out really pretty in the soy silk. The only one I may tweak a little is the Peach Glow. I may tone it down just a bit. Soy Silk, especially the natural, unbleached soy that I use, takes color very differently than merino. I had to change my recipes a little to accommodate this and it may take one more batch before I'm perfectly happy. I also have one more color to make which is the Deeper Brown.
I hope the spinners, needle felters and maybe even the nuno felters will enjoy these new shades of soy silk. They have such an earthiness about them and because they all have the same base, they look lovely together. Every time I take a group picture of the skin tone line, it makes me want to spin a skein of yarn using nothing but skin tones!