Monday, 23 April 2012

3KCBWDAY1 - Colour Lovers


As most of you know i spend most of my days Dyeing yarn, so I am so excited to be opening KCBW with a topic I am really passionate about!!
I have all ways been fascinated with colour, when I left school at 16 I trained as a make-up artist in High fashion,  although I loved the creative aspect, it was far too fast paced for me,  I then trained in Holistic and Beauty therapies, Colour therapy being one of my favourites!
After a few years of working in salons, I had the opportunity to train as a Cosmetic tattooist where I got to work with clients who suffered with Alopecia and facial disfigurements, In 2009 I was in the process of opening my own clinic in Hove, when I found out I was pregnant with Phoenix, I am so glad that I pulled out, and placed that dream on hold, Otherwise my passion for dyeing yarn would have never been discovered and A Stash Addict Yarn wouldn’t exist.
My love of Photography, and capturing colours of the things around me, are my main inspiration when choosing colours or experimenting with colour combinations.
Just look at the stunning colours captured in these flowers, when I look at them I just want to lock myself in the work shop and get the dye pots out.
Colours don’t also have to be bright to inspire me though; the colours in this photo are equally thought provoking.
Variegated yarn is my favourite, not only to dye but to work with as well, I know some people refer to the pooling, and flashing as clown puke, but I find them exciting, and I love the way they can make other colours POP, like in these Hexipuffs where the red pooling works beautifully against the bright colours.

The other thing about variegated yarn that I love, is everything time I look at my knitting I find a pattern or colour I didn’t see before, i love the way the colours sing when next to eachother, variegated is Art to me and I can spend a fair bit of time just looking at my Pogona, which is why it’s most probably still a WIP lol
 Perfect example of Clown Puke at it's best :D
That being said, I still love working and dyeing with Solid and Semi solids, they don’t give me the same excitement or the same motivation to knit like the Variegated {AKA treasure trail yarn}, but they are practical and a necessity.
On that note i will leave you with my Favourit colour qoute
"Its is not the form that dictates the colour, but the colour that brings out the form" - Han Hofmann

23 comments:

  1. Wow, you have some lovely colours in your photos, and I love that multicoloured yarn!

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  2. Such happy pictures! I love your colors, and you're right--one thing I love about knitting with hand-dyed yarns is watching the colors change, sometimes from stitch to stitch! Thank you for bringing more color into the world, Addict. :-)

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  3. Ooooh, that muted photograph is beautiful - you're right, colours don't have to be bright to be inspiring. Very good point :)

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  4. Absolutely love that first yarn photo. Pinned! :)

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  5. love love love your sense of color!!!
    I love the rainbow hand-painted yarns too- so much fun and so unpredictable!

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  6. I love the yarn you have used on your Pagona :) oooooh when will your shop be open , when ? When!!!! I need to indulge my latest obsession ;)
    Charlotte x

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  7. This post rocks, I'm going to steal those hexies from you in your sleep and add them to my quilt. Moehahahaha. Oh, and I want some clown puke to make a scarf ;-).

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  8. I loved reading a post from someone who works with color for a living. Wonderful!

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  9. I adore your rainbow clown puke :)

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  10. Mmm, colours---thank you for sharing these photos, flowers always make me want to do something creative (dyeing, crocheting, painting...), too. The way their petal texture showcases colour is something so unique and beautiful.

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  11. I think clown puke is the best. Awesome!

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  12. I hadn't heard of clown puke before! Classic!
    Your dyeing is just beautiful - love the rainbow shot at the top :)

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  13. Wonderful color post... Can't get over Clown Puke. Awesome.

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  14. There are some very inspirational colours in your photography and it certainly shows in your work. I too love the hidden aspects of using a yarn that doesn't reveal it's true potential until crocheted or knitted - this just adds to the enjoyment of the whole process.

    Looking forward to the rest of your subjects!

    B x

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  15. I love the colours you dye, your yarn is always gorgeous! I really love the inspiration photos you put in.

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  16. Your yarns are beautiful, the love of colour you have really does shine through in the work you produce.

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  17. If I had your pogona I would keep staring at it too! Your rainbow yarn is gorgeous! It's interesting to hear where people's colour love stems from, and what has influenced them.

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  18. What a great quote! I love variegated yarns for touching and playing with, but I find myself using solids more often for actual projects. Your blog is definitely an inspiration for me in terms of using multi-color yarns.

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  19. You have great eye for color....and I love variegates the most! I love being surprised by the pooling or flashing..

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  20. Excellent quote and so true. I used to avoid variegated yarn except for socks but I've grown so fond of them now. I love that you've found your new passion in dyeing yarn!

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  21. I love all the colors you have here, so inspiring and beautiful! Your yarn looks amazing!

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  22. Clown Puke is actually very cool! I'd love that in a shawl, scarf, cowl, or beanie, even socks.

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  23. Wonderful colours and wonderful shots.

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