Storm Cloud – April 2014 Tiger Club Reveal

‘Tis the season for showers, and upon closer inspection there is a lot of beauty and color in storm clouds. Look at these shades of teal, blue, navy, purple, all toned with brooding gray and black….

Storms a Brewing 2 - Otter Cove Saint Charles IL
Storm clouds
Storm Clouds
Storm clouds over Port Lincoln South Australia.

With all that inspiration, it was time to head to the dyepots. Only a totally random kettle dye would do, which is such a fun way to dye.  I layered the blues and purple on randomly, then overdyed with shades of grey and black.

Storm Cloud - April 2014 Tiger Club - Merino Silk Sock Yarn

The yarn is a brand new one for TPT, a luxury 4 ply yarn of 80% Superwash Merino and 20% Tussah Silk. It is twisted enough to make a great sock yarn, and silky enough to make a great shawl yarn. I love it and the kettle dyeing, and I’m hatching a plan to bring both to the shop.

For fiber….well, we needed something soft as a cloud.

Storm Cloud - April 2014 Tiger Club - Alpaca Merino Tussah

I think this delivers…. 50% fine micron Huacaya Alpaca, 30% Merino, and 20% Silk. Due to the different fiber lengths, I highly suggest spinning this from the fold. It’ll be a great yarn to try spinning with beads to make some sparkly rain drops.

April was our largest club yet, and I plan to hold at about this level through the summer. There is one spot open in the sock club for May, then we are full. If you’d like to be on the wait list, use the contact form in the shop, and if a spot opens I’ll let you know.

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