Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Arsenic and Old Lace & Twinity

Who doesn't love it? Arsenic and Old Lace, great old black and white movie with Cary Grant, another face paced oldie.
 One of our all time favorite movies has come into it's own in the Fae Realm and has turned into a color.  How does an old black and white movie turn into color?
Via a request from a lovely, dear Peep who sparked it all off... along with a desire of mine to use a special "color" which is not a color.  Go figure out those loops, or should that be loons?  :-) The inspiration was of r
oses, so old and fragile they have broken apart in some areas. Tattered lace, between the folds of an old book.
     Using these beginnings I hit the dye baths.  Somehow we needed to dye more then just one skein so here we have it on our Italian Lace.  
As you can see it's not just the color of old lace, but it also has a hint of purple and pink rose in it as well. 
Here it is on a 85/15 silk/cashmere cobweb. You can see the colors better in this photo.  There is a skein of it in the Indian Silk as well which was not photographed but can still be seen in this video when we share yarn time.  To order just tell me which base you'd like and give me your paypal addy and your full street address... I'll send an invoice.
     Have ya'll seen the Twinity Shawl by Anne-Lise Maigaard.
 It's a beautiful pattern and I want to play so bad! They are KALing it on her group in November and I was thinking it would look amazing in our Cupcakes or any one of our semi solid gradients.  Not the hand paints,,, just the slight 2 color blend or our Cupcakes which flow from one color to the next.  I can totally see this in Unicorn Love but a more subtle blend into the black.  YUM  
     The shawl calls for a size 4 needle so our mini skeins would be fine if you wanted to use sock weight for a larger shawl. It's only 20x54 so you might need to work it in sock weight.  The original yarn was a 656 yard per 100g, in other words a heavy weight lace, and the shawl is very small so I'd love to see this knit in sock weight.  But if you want we could reskein any one of our laces into say 4 hanks so that you could get all of the color. You'd need to buy the 2 skeins of yarn, then we'd either half or quarter it and you could "paint" from the skeins.  What fun!!  We have our 80/20 merino/silk lace which would be a good match substitute for this lace.  If I could do it, I'd use our mini skein sock weight with a ton of color transitions in purple blue and gree, still working on the size 4 with 6/0 beads which would make a larger but still striking shawl.  Looks like stitch markers are needed.  LMK if your interested and we can play with goodies too.  wmdress at sbcglobal dot net.
     We are dyeing either end of this week or beginning of next week so do holler if you need anything.

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