With all the excitement of spring and Easter and April Fool’s, I managed to forget to reveal the March Tiger Club…..and here I am dyeing for April!
March’s color is one I had made accidentally in the past, and really loved. One of my goals in starting this club is to have recipes for everything, so I wanted to get this one recreated in Lanaset dyes (the original was Jacquard), and have it scaled for production.
The inspiration was Fairy Rings…..that phenomenon where mushrooms suddenly pop up in a ring….that gradually grows larger and larger every time. It is a great color for spring or fall….pale pretty bits of 7 colors….greens, golds, browns, orange, gold, and red…all applied randomly.
The original yarn was Bengal Twist, and I decided to keep that, as I love the way it takes color….especially random splashes like this, and the natural cream color of the wool is complimented by the other colors.
For fiber, I rummaged in the closet of fun, and found beautiful cream Wensleydale. It, too, took the colors beautifully, and spinning it thin for lace will make something gorgeous.
For April, I’m busy on a colorway that makes the most of the white color of fiber and yarn…..so something nice and cool!