I continue to have some fun experimenting with techniques and colors. This is a color dyed with a couple of different techniques: variegation, and speckles. I really like it, and can imagine it knit with a dark blue like Atlantis or Werewolf of London, or a deep charcoal like The Witching Hour. Or, of course, all by itself.
It’s a really soft colorway, and feels very “vintage” to me. The Victorian Era was all about mauve (check out one of my favorite books on the history of color and dyes for more on how mauve ignited a whole new method of dyeing, with its discovery in 1856). Coupled with golds, tans, and blues, “Art Nouveau” pulls together many of the favored colors of this refined era.
I’ll have some at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, and stay tuned for a shop update sometime soon as well.