April Tiger Club Reveal – Water Lilies

Just like March was about playing colors off the natural cream of fiber and yarn, April was about playing the colors off natural white.  I chose as my inspiration a painting inspired by the water lily paintings of Claude Monet.  I love the different, yet simple, shades of purply-pink, gold, and greens, with the shift from lighter and more white in the upper right to ever deepening and blending of shades toward the lower left. water-liliesTo be our white canvas for fiber, I chose Falkland top, a special corriedale from the Falkland Islands where the sheep are breed to be naturally whiter.  You can’t quite see it in the picture, but the fiber follows a subtle gradient of lighter and less blendy to deeper and more blendy. Water Lilies - April 2012 Tiger Club - on Falkland Top I then considered my sock yarn, as I have several candidates, and had originally planned for Safari, since it is a corriedale based yarn.  But then I remembered the Tiger Tweed stashed in the closet of goodies, and it was the right choice.  Very white, and the single ply of superwash that takes the dye more boldly play nicely off the two regular plies for a very subtle and painterly effect.  I am quite pleased with these.  The dye technique used is a random one, for reduced pooling. Water Lilies - April 2012 Tiger Club - on Tiger Tweed And now it is time to look forward to May’s Tiger Club!  Once again, I have a new fiber planned.  If you’d like to join us, you can learn about the club and sign up here. Want to treat Mom?  You can purchase a subscription as a gift, simply use her address when you set up the club.

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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