This listing is for one 4 oz. braid of Hand-painted Polwarth wool roving for spinning dyed in Back Yard Sky: Spring Snow, a Sky Braids colorway. The Sky Braids collection is a series of colorways inspired by views of Colorful Colorado’s skies: sun, storm, clouds, and brightest days. Each palette groups together the hues of the skyscape, hand-painted on 4 oz. of white Polwarth wool top. Polwarth wool is next-to-the-skin soft, and also easy to spin. Professional dyes and processes ensure soft fiber, consistent colors, and highly colorfast fabrics. In addition to full-colorway braids, there are braids painted in just one or two colors of the colorway (for example: just the sky, or just the ground), giving you the option to extend the colors of your project however you like.
Coordinating braids available for this colorway: Evergreen, and Just the Sky.
Braids are hand-painted in dyelots, so you will always get braids that match. Please order as much as you'll need for your project at once. I do keep meticulous dye records and recipes so that I can accurately reproduce my colors, but many factors influence how the fiber takes the dye.
The landscape pic on which this colorway is based was taken the morning after a snowstorm. One of the many things I love about Colorado weather is that we see a lot of blue sky and sun—and this sky as a backdrop to a snowscape makes me stop in my tracks and say ‘whoa!’ And, yes, this is my view from the back yard. I picked delicate sky blues and the slightest hint of purple in the clouds for this braid, along with the dark and light in the evergreen, with a layer of white in between.
The handspinner has many options for spinning these braids: --A soft, bulky-weight single will show off the color progressions very well, and would make warm, unique hats and scarves that appeal to both men and women. --A chain-plied single would create the same type of color separation, for those who like to spin finer-grade singles. --For more blending, strip the braid into equal portions, spin to the desired weight, then edit the singles as you ply to control the amount of color mixing. Try keeping the “ground” portions separate, but letting the “sky” colors mix randomly. --Make it completely yours: separate the colors, then spin them in any order you like.
SPECIAL PRICING! Buy ANY 3 braids and get $4.00 off your total! Use coupon code BACKYARD4 at checkout.