'Retro Chic' is one half of this club pairing. The other half is 'Vintage', available in a separate listing.
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All fiber bases are commercial combed top preparations, hand dyed by Ginny of FatCatKnits. Colorways are dyed according to recipes and processes developed to produce the most consistently repeatable colorways. That said, this is a HUMAN operation- please expect some degree of variation between batches, and even from braid to braid.
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Dyer's Notes regarding this club pairing, 'Retro Chic' and 'Vintage' (included on original club fiber labels):
Seems like winter took a looooong time to go away this year. It is still cold and dreary up here in NY, USA, and I know it is not so springlike in many other places. When I started work on this colorway pairing, I was still feeling the need to cuddle under blankets. I felt very drawn to warm reds and browns. I set myself two limiting factors- the colorways had to be gradient, and there could be no blue or green, since I sent out so much of it in March :) Playing around in the dyepots with the feelings of warmth, flannel, and coziness in mind I came up with our sweet, old-fashioned colorway, 'Vintage', featuring deep, warm reddish brown, a medium aged barn red and a deep golden ochre.
Now, I just had to create the perfect companion colorway. Coming up with that turned out to be harder than I expected. Time marched on (and on, and on...). Finally, gazing on the sweet, handsome 'Vintage' for the hundredth time, it came to me- I needed to do something exciting, bright and cheery! This resulted in 'Retro Chic', very similar to 'Vintage' in colors but quite different in tone and atmosphere. Black cherry flows into rosy red, which creeps deliciously into the very same apricot from our old friend, Nancy, and finishes with a soft, warm, sweet pale gold.
As always, I maintained a consideration for creating colors which play well together in a variety of ways. This pairing has something to offer for fans of barber-poling, those who prefer a more subdued blending of colors, and those who want to spin separately and use the yarns in colorwork.
Posted by Unknown on 7th Dec 2014
Beautiful color and fiber!
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