What’s your favourite colour? Mine is definitely Teal at the moment! I love the Time for Teal coloured yarns that we have on the website; they have been specially dyed this gorgeous rich, vibrant colour and are a fund raising effort for Target Ovarian Cancer organised via GoFundMe Time for Teal. all money raised from the sale of this gorgeous yarn, patterns and stitch markers will go straight to Target Ovarian Cancer charity, and Gorgeous Yarns are very proud to be apart of this fantastic fund raiser, organised by our friend Lyn Roberts.
I can’t wait to start my teal knitting, shall I start with socks or a shawl? My other socks are still on the needles…but I’m not sure I can resist this beautiful colour! We have other teal coloured yarns from Kettle yarns, a new one in the Islington range called Verdigris and in Wimbledon called Fenland which is a softer teal colour, and a gentle colour of teal in banana laceweight yarn “Devon Coast”, from Perran Yarns, an exclusive colour to us.
Years ago, I attended a quilting workshop by Kaffe Fassett who is renowned for his bold use of colour in his fabric and fibre designs. I was a little apprehensive to say the least, (usually choosing quiet, blending colours for my quilts) but decided this was an opportunity to explore out of my comfort zone, to play with colour, and with expert tuition I created a beautiful, exciting, colourful quilt and I have never looked back. Be bold, you never know, you might like it!!
It can be difficult to mix colours, should you blend or contrast? Soften or accent a colour? I found this article on Pinterest which explains it all clearly and resolves those colour dilemmas so you can use all your favourite colours with confidence. (In fact the Fresh Stitches blog is a great regular read for me.) Another blog which enjoys colour is my favourite Attic 24;dear Lucy ( I feel like I know her!) who writes the blog has an infectious exuberance for colour which shines in all her crochet projects. If you have any hesitation about using colour confidently, have a look at her blog and get inspired.
As you know, Gorgeous Yarns was at Toby’s Gardenfest at Powderham castle in Devon at the end of April, and we were very flattered to hear customers comment on how beautiful and colourful our stand was; many also commented on how rich the hand dyed colours are, and how the colours on screen in our webshop don’t do them justice. We try our best to photograph the yarn colours in the best light to show the colours as they truly are, however, there will always be limitations of screen views. So, if a colour match is essential for you, perhaps you are making a shawl or cardi to go with an outfit for a special occasion, please let us know, and I can send you a small sample of the yarn colours you are interested in.
I’m off to start my teal socks, I can’t wait any longer for some colour excitement! I’ll post a picture when I’ve finished them and they are gorgeous on my feet!!
Bye for now, Caroline