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The Final Green

The Final Green

Custom dyed merino wool, aran weight

Custom dyed merino wool, aran weight

You might remember that I was looking for the perfect green for my Green 20 collection. After dyeing an unbelievable amount of yarn, I found a green that I was happy with. However, it occurred to me that dyeing the amount of yarn that I would need to make the items for the Green 20 collection at a production level would be near impossible if after dyeing the yarn I also had to make the items. I found out that one of my sources for undyed yarn ("yarn company") has collaborated with a local company ("dye company") to custom dye yarn. About a month ago, I sent a swatch of the green to the yarn company and selected the type of wool I wanted to dye. I had to buy a minimum amount of wool, i.e., at least 5 kg, to use the dyeing service.

I received the custom dyed wool today, and the green is true to the green I wanted. I like this particular green because it is neither too dark nor too bright. It doesn't get lost when placed next to black, and it doesn't overwhelm the black. This green also works well with a particular red I have dyed and liked. Therefore, if I choose to add vanity patches to the items in the Green 20 collection, I could use this red or other some other interesting color that wouldn't clash with the green.

Alpaca Scarf

Alpaca Scarf

Hand-Dyed Alpaca

Hand-Dyed Alpaca

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