May Tiger Club only has one more day to sign up! Here is what happened in April:
April is sort of the renewal of the club, as the very first one was in April. Thus I took a look at the past year, and tallied up colors. Looks like I needed pink, purple, and yellow. Overwhelmingly, the image search gave me Calla Lilies.
Interestingly enough, I also got this: 🙂
To replicate our flower, I needed a white fiber, and I love Falkland for this. It is whiter than white, and a lovely texture. Compare it to Corriedale, but it is really a ‘wool pool’ of fine fleeced sheep on the Falkland Islands. To dye this, I mixed up a base purply-pink, then diluted it progressively to make a gradient ombre, then added the shocking bit of yellow to the center.
Lilies have a shiny coat of wax on them, and I wanted to portray that in the yarn. I chose Panda sock yarn, as the bamboo in the blend has a nice sheen. I had a lot of fun dip dyeing these, then I brushed on the yellow stamen.
As I said, we are gearing up for May Club. The fiber and yarn are here already, and I’m excited to get working on it. Want to be a part of it? Sign up on our website through tomorrow, Friday, May 15.