Although I adore the glory of flowers at their jewel-toned peak, I am no less drawn to the rich and complex variations that appear as they wither and go to seed.
The Fading Heather colourway was inspired by the transformation of this:
The resulting yarn turned out, like most reds, to be devilishly difficult to adequately capture with the camera.
It reads at a glance as a rusty brownish red, but the nuanced hues vary from golden brown to crimson and rich cherry, Since it was created in layers over top of the original saturated pink, it gives the impression of glowing as though lit from within, and here and there a subtle whisper of pink can be seen, like a ghost of summer's glory. I really do think it is one of the best reds I've ever created.
Full details on this week's site update can be found in the newsletter (which reminds me, I think I forgot to blog last week's update. I'm not actually sure if there's anyone left who relies solely on the blog to find out about the updates?)
Also, I got busy this week and redid the landing page for yarn on the website - the colourway section is now fully populated, and organized by colour family for easy browsing.
Have a great weekend!