Demoiselle Damselfly – March 2024 Tiger Club

Since I was a child, I’ve been fascinated by insects, and I couldn’t resist dyeing up this male Demoiselle Damselfly (Calopteryx virgo), typically found in Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia. I picked up the lighter colors of the iridescence, you might enjoy pairing this with a metallic navy for plying or pattern knitting.

Demoiselle Damselfly March 2024 TC Safari

Safari is the yarn, a favorite of mine, a fuzzy and sturdy sock yarn of 75% Superwash Corriedale and 25% Nylon. I dyed this in stripes that will be about 4 rows wide, keeping the colors in order with a short jog to get back from the dark teal to the lime. You could cut that bit out if you prefer, it will still be less joining than if you had a set of 5 mini skeins.

Demoiselle Damselfly March 2024 TC Falkland

Falkland was a must for the fiber, it’s my go to for bright clear colors as it is very white, and the medium blend of Corriedale and Merino is eager to absorb the dye. I made what I call a blended gradient, the colors are allowed to migrate which will blend together nicely when spun. The bonus is this dye method does not require plastic wrap to achieve.

My apologies for the late reveal. Two of the club packages took cross country detours, and by the time they arrived I was in the midst of life and dyeing April’s Club. I really hope you enjoy this one, it was really fun to pull out some of the more neon dyes and get something really bright. I’ve leaned into some intense colors for April’s Club, too….which will be going out Monday (at least, that’s the plan).

Tiger Club is currently open by invitation only, if you’d like to be on the waitlist, please check out the details on our main shop site, then drop me a line.

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