Saturday, December 19, 2009
Good Earth ~ Hand Painted Merino
Good Earth is the result of my latest efforts. I couldn't resist painting a roving using every one of the most popular earth and skin tone colors that I have developed for my shop. There are 8 shades in all. In one four ounce piece of roving, you'll find ecru, yellow and red based browns and olive tones.
I think it's really interesting how it all turned out and I would love to see how it looks spun up. It may be the felting community who really likes this one though. Anyone who felts nature items, animals or even dolls should be able to find colors that will work for them.
If this colorway finds fans, I'll keep it in the inventory. Otherwise, I'm thinking about splitting things up. I'm going to design a naturally light colorway and then a naturally darker one. So often I have crafters looking for doggie colors or skin tones and what they really want is a little bit of each color. It would be too difficult as a one woman show to break my inventory into bits and pieces, but perhaps I can give them what they need in one painted piece. That's my plan and what I'm currently working on.