April 19, 2008

Dude! Dude! Dude, dude, check this out!

I had a crazy crazy idea.

Which is not unusual. I'm always having crazy ideas. And I rush off in all directions, abandoning my current projects, until my crazy idea has run its course. Generally the end result is a fair bit different than what I'd visualized, but I learn a few things, and often get something nice out of it. Not what I was aiming for, but usable anyway.

Not this time, baby. This time it worked EXACTLY like I imagined it. It's PERFECT. I am doing dances and dances of joy. Look at this merino I dyed:

The camera washes out the colors. I took a couple close-ups, with flash and without, in the hope of giving you an idea what the colors are like:

But it's really more intense than that. Deep violet, fuschia, cyan, and gold. I'm beaming from ear to ear.

I'm gonna do another one tomorrow. I'll try to take pics so I can show you the process. In the meantime, have some kitties:


Anonymous said...

I have a tie-died shirt that looks vaguely like that. I can't wait to see what that will look like all spun up :)

Jesse said...

I put it up for sale, actually, since I'm eyeball-deep in spinning for a sooper seekrit project. But maybe if it sells, I can persuade the buyer to show me what they do with it. ^_^