Great White Bale - Lot 1 - The Bartlett Experiment!  Feather and Fan Faroese Shawlette

Great White Bale – Lot 1 – The Bartlett Experiment! Feather and Fan Faroese Shawlette

Sometimes when hand-painting a piece I find that the sum of the parts exceeds the whole.  Sometimes the results surprise me.  Seldom do they disappoint.   This time is no exception.

Firstly – the dyes did not set properly.  The actual fabric the knit created was thicker than any I had painted before.  I did leave it to steam longer – will have to be every longer if I want to work with this weight again.

Secondly – the dyes did combine in unexpected ways.  Pink and Green went to chestnut.

The results are better than the original imagining!

Happy Knitting


This slideshow requires JavaScript.

About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
This entry was posted in Great While Bale, knitting, Learning, Painting with dyes and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Serendipity…..

  1. Lynne Bresselaar says:

    Beautiful, Lynnette

  2. knotrune says:

    That turned out very different to how it was painted! I really like how the colours all bled together and softened, it looks lovely.

    • Thanks – I really like it as well!

      Sometimes – what happens is so different from what is expected! Quite often I find that the unexpected is better than the expected!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s