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  1. Colour Combinations

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    One of my favourite bits of my job is putting colours together. Sometimes that's so I can dye wildly coloured skeins. More often it's helping customers find the perfect contrast to a yarn they've fallen in love with.

    We've just launched a new range of laceweight colours and I've picked out a few of my favourite combinations. 

     

     

    moonbow wisteria shaded hellebore shaded hydrangea

    This reminds me of a bunch of flowers, and I love how bright the wisteria looks against theother colours.

     

    moonbow hellebore shaded hellebore shaded hydrangea

    All the greens - there's something very soothing about this combination of colours.

    Moonbow hellebore, wisteria, shaded wisteria

    Another floral combination - this time with more flowers and less foliage. There's something very pretty about this.

     

    Moonbow hydrangea, rose,geranium

    I love colour combimations with lots of contrast. The mix of warm and cool colours really makes the hydrangea pop.

    moonbow marigold, hyacinth, bluebell

    Confession time - I'm always ging to love the blues more that anything else I dye. Adding the marigold makes everything look brighter, and I can see these three as an amazing summer shawl.

     

    moonbow pearl silver coal black marigold

     This would be an epic project - a fade with a pop of marigold. If golds and yellows aren't your thing any of the other colours would work too, and one of the shaded colours would be a more subtle choice.

    What colours would you love to put together? What would be your dream project?

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  2. Meet Moonbow - BFL Silk Laceweight Yarn

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    We tested a small batch of laceweight BFL and Tussah silk a few months back, and it flew off the shelves. We've been waiting for more stock. Now it's here it's been dyed into a rainbow of colours. The second photos shows the same dye recipies with the addition of some black - so the colours are more muted.

     

    moonbrow rainbow

    moonbow shaded rainbow

     

    So what's in this yarn?

    The yarn is a blend of 50% Blue Faced Leicester and 50% Tussah silk. The wool comes from British flocks, the silk comes from China and both fibres are blended and spun in Yorkshire. The yarn is in 100 gram skeins and there are 600 meters in each skein. This makes the yarn a brilliant choice for shawl patterns, especially those where you can cast on and knit until you run out of yarn. 

    As well as 16 colours there are 4 neutrals.

    moonbow-4-grays-tussah-silk-blue-faced-leicester-lace-weight-hand-dyed-yarn

    Yes, these would make a delicious fade.

    Moonbow will be added to the shop tomorrow (that's the 22nd of April) at 1400

    moonbrow tall rainbow

    moonbrow tall shaded rainbow

    There are so many colour combinations - what would you love to put together?