Dyeing, SweetGeorgia

Random cashmere and silk goodness.

First things first… the shop site has been updated with tons of new yarns and fibres. The latest updates include tons of CashSilk Lace, Speed Demon, Superwash Sport, Merino + Silk spinning fibre and more… plus, we’ve got a new sock yarn—Banbu Sock—a mix of superwash merino and bamboo that is very soft and silky! I’m actually super excited about the CashSilk Lace this time around… much of it was kettle dyed and completely unique. Some of it was dyed twice to increase the depth of these colours. I’d love to save a skein or two for myself, but honestly, I don’t knit fast enough to do it justice. So it’s going to good people.

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Kettle dyed CashSilk Lace. There is no other. I love this.

I’m constantly thrilled and delighted with the new colours and colourways that come forth when I get to experiment and dye in the moment. There is so much that I have learned about dyes and colours just by having the opportunity to try different things… something I would have missed if I continued to dye the same colourways over and over again. Dye results like these make me excited about the next dye session.

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More kettle dyed CashSilk Lace. Masala. This one is going to MJ.

This very special skein of yarn is going to my girlfriend, Mary Joy of Yummy Yarn, (currently not rock climbing) from California. When I drove back from San Diego to Los Angeles two weeks ago, MJ and I met up at Hermosa Beach for a long, very hot, very sunny walk down the beach. It was so good to meet her in person… after all, she was one of the first people to inspire me to try spinning. This skein is all hot reds and golds and I hope MJ will make something wonderful with it.

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Custom dyed CashSilk Lace.

Finally, this is a custom dye project I took on for a long-time customer. She’s been supporting my little yarn biz since it started and although I usually decline custom dye jobs, I do take on the very very special ones. This was a custom dye batch of CashSilk Lace for her wedding shawl… inspired by the colours of the hydrangeas on the cover of the Real Weddings magazine. I’m absolutely delighted and grateful to be involved in someone’s wedding in this way. No white wedding shawls here… it’s beautiful colour.

Happy cashmere day to you.

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About Felicia Lo

founder + creative director of SweetGeorgia // designer + dreamer // wife + mama // dyer, knitter, spinner, weaver, youtuber + author // been writing this blog about colour and craft since 2004 // see what I am making @lomeetsloom and @sweetgeorgia.

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13 thoughts on “Random cashmere and silk goodness.

  1. Erin says:

    Felicia, you are amazingly talented, and I love my gorgeous yarn. When I thought about who I wanted to dye the yarn for my veil, you were the first and only person I considered. :) I can’t express my appreciation enough! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  2. Erin says:

    Felicia, you are amazingly talented, and I love my gorgeous yarn. When I thought about who I wanted to dye the yarn for my veil, you were the first and only person I considered. :) I can’t express my appreciation enough! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  3. Barb Kopacek says:

    I love the CashSilk Lace blue hydrangia colorway. My daughter had hydrangias for her wedding. I made her a white lace shawl of Rowan Kid Silk but this yarn of yours would have been a beautiful shawl for her (and been much more interesting than the white …. it’s beautiful, just beautiful!

  4. Barb Kopacek says:

    I love the CashSilk Lace blue hydrangia colorway. My daughter had hydrangias for her wedding. I made her a white lace shawl of Rowan Kid Silk but this yarn of yours would have been a beautiful shawl for her (and been much more interesting than the white …. it’s beautiful, just beautiful!

  5. MJ says:

    Happy cashmere day to you, too! Has it really been 2 weeks since you were here? You must find an excuse to come back and visit! I had a good time, and I”m glad you did too.

    I’m rubbing my hands in anticipation. The colors are gorgeous!

  6. MJ says:

    Happy cashmere day to you, too! Has it really been 2 weeks since you were here? You must find an excuse to come back and visit! I had a good time, and I”m glad you did too.

    I’m rubbing my hands in anticipation. The colors are gorgeous!

  7. Monika says:

    Wow-your latest dyed lace yarns look fantastic. I went over to the store, and it’s all sold out!!! No wonder. :o)

  8. Monika says:

    Wow-your latest dyed lace yarns look fantastic. I went over to the store, and it’s all sold out!!! No wonder. :o)

  9. atia says:

    ooh its all gorgeous. Am very tempted, damn the crappy pound :p It would be good if you could make it come up available yarns first, and then sold out ones? just a suggestion.

  10. atia says:

    ooh its all gorgeous. Am very tempted, damn the crappy pound :p It would be good if you could make it come up available yarns first, and then sold out ones? just a suggestion.

  11. mari says:

    that kettle dyed yarn is amazingly beautiful! I can’t believe how vivid the colors are. I’m just sad I missed the yarn for sale this time!!

  12. mari says:

    that kettle dyed yarn is amazingly beautiful! I can’t believe how vivid the colors are. I’m just sad I missed the yarn for sale this time!!

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