Tiger Club Reveal – December 2011

Hope you all have a lovely Holiday season!  I know I did…and part of my joy was to send off December’s Tiger Club.  I took my inspiration from some locks I purchased at Midwest Fiber and Folk Festival last June.
Winter Solstice inspiration locks

I like the combination….but everything is better with more color (HA!), and this definitely needed a liberal dose of purple.  Thus Winter Solstice was born…..deep purple, navy blue, grey, raspberry pink, a turquoise navy, lighter purple, and black.  Whew!  It turned out really pretty.

To add even more depth, I chose Mixed BFL for the base fiber.  This is half and half white and natural brown BFL, not blended but combed together to make a top with streaks.  It will spin up with loads of subtle shading differences.  One club member is going to knit a sweater from it, I look forward to hearing about your projects.

Winter Solstice - December 2011 Tiger Club on Mixed BFL Top

I like to match fiber and yarn as much as possible, and I found a great deal on some Tweed style yarn….it has two plies of merino, and one ply of Superwash merino.  The Superwash slurps up the color much faster than the regular plies, and gives it an overall barberpole look.  I look forward to seeing projects made from this.  Tiger Tweed will be exclusive to the Tiger Club for now.
Winter Solstice - December 2011 Tiger Club on Tweed Sock

Thanks for checking out the reveal!  If you’d like to be in on the fun, do check out Tiger Club.  Subscriptions for January are open until the 15th.

About ThePaintedTiger

I'm an Indie dyer of yarn and fiber. I love all the colors, but especially green and brown.....and purple, and blue.....
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