I’ve been having a great time dyeing yarn lately, if you follow me on Instagram (please do) you’ll see some of the colours I’ve been working with.
I’ve also decided to take the plunge and invest in Acid Dyes and signed up to a new subscription box by Knitcrate . The box arrives once a month for 6 months, with a set of acid dyes, three bare (ready to dye) yarns and access to online lessons on yarn dyeing and even a free knitting pattern. I think I’ll pass the knitting pattern on to my mother, along with one or two skeins of my dyed yarn, and choose a special crochet pattern instead.
In just a week or so it will be October and I’ve been preparing for the Nester’s 31 Day blogging challenge, this time hosted by Crystal Stine. Last year I spent the month of October writing about Craft Storage and this year I’m taking the plunge again and writing a new series about Colour. I’m calling it Crafted Colour – Practical Colour Theory for Craft Lovers and you can sign up here.
This is how I’ll structure the month – the first week will be all about the colour wheel and basic colour theory. How to put colour schemes together and some do’s and dont’s.
The second week I’ll delve into individual colours and which colours work best together.
Week three I’ll help you develop your “colour eye” and send you out looking for the colour schemes I talked about in week one. Take a photo and share your finds on Instagram with the hashtag #CraftedColour or on my Facebook page if you’d prefer.
Finally in week four we can go on a craft adventure together when I share some colour palettes and challenge you to create something awesome! Again you can share your project on my Facebook page or on Instagram with the #CraftedColour hashtag.
I really hope you join me for the exciting and colourful craft adventure. You can sign up and get the blog posts direct to your inbox here.
Time to go and write (gulp) 31 blog posts!!