Dyeing to Knit

Spinning Tutorial: Plied Slub Yarn

Posted by in Spinning, Tour De Fleece

    There’s a secret to this yarn. It’s not hard, but it does require a little faith at first…faith and a willingness to hand wind some singles onto your bobbin when your fluffy slubs get bigger than your orifice. Spinning art yarns goes better when you let go of traditional spinning wisdom. You’re not going to abandon all technical skills, but you’re going to employ them differently. For this yarn, all the work is done while you pre-draft. Then all you need to do is keep the wheel spinning…read more

A little more green

Posted by in Dyeing

Katie puts in an umbrella clothesline and becomes just a little bit greener!

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Color Palettes for Spring!

Posted by in Color Palettes

It’s that time of year again – I’m working on new color palettes. I always do this just before my Little Lovelies Yarn + Fiber club opens to new members*, so that I can make sure I’ve got my new colorways lined up and ready for action! I also like to do this periodically to develop new colors for the regular color line. It’s true that most of the new regular line colors get debuted via Little Lovelies, but not always.  Certainly Little Lovelies is the fastest way to get access…read more

Pretty New Palettes – the second installment

Posted by in Creativity, Dyeing

I’m still posting & you’re still voting for your favorite palettes over on the Yarn Love Facebook page. Winners will be transformed into yarn and brought into our regular color line. Enjoy!      

Come choose the new Yarn Love colors!

Posted by in Dyeing

We’re running a fun & informal survey via Facebook. I’ll post potential new yarn color palettes and you let me know if you’d like to see them become a permanent part of our line by clicking Like. Come on over to the Yarn Love Facebook page and like away! (Remember, if you like our page the palettes will appear on your timeline when they’re posted.)   To kick things off, here are the two new palettes I’ve posted so far.

Saturation & Value

Posted by in My Color Journey

Here we go! This is Part Two of Lesson 4. Lesson 4 grew so big and so intense that I broke it up for you. Often I find that I learn things better when they’re broken down into smaller, easier lessons; (Who doesn’t?) so that’s what I’ve done here. Today we are going to be learning more about color. Saturation and value are on tap. No, I’m talking about what a good deal you go on paper towels – I’m talking about how we define color and the underlying principles…read more

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Hue, Saturation, Contrast and Value

Posted by in My Color Journey

And we’re back! Katie explains what hue is in Part 1 of Lesson 4. You should read it, you know you’ve always wondered what those fancy color terms mean….

Happy Halloween Yarn Treasure Hunt

Posted by in Yarn Love Goodness

It’s a Halloween Treasure Hunt – win mega yarn + pattern prizes October 28th & 29th!

Crafting Team Spirit With Temperamental Colors

Posted by in Creativity, Life

Do you love a team, but the team colors don’t love you back? Have you been reduced to hand crafted pins or hand-knit team spirit socks so the team colors don’t make you look ill? It’s time to make your team spirit front & center. Katie shows you how to cheat your way to gorgeous team spirit crafting!

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