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    • #4907
      Luv2stitch2
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      Did you know several solid families are already available as a variegated?

      Bitterness = From the Bitter Bloom family, specifically #4449 & #4451

      Conchousness = Conch Horn family
      Enchantress = Enchanter Rose family
      Ethereal Ice = Ethereal Blue family
      Fagale-cious = Fagales family
      Fagales Chocolate = Fagales family
      Fish Pepper-ica = Fish Pepper family
      Gandy Tango = Gandy Dancer family
      Haystack = Haywains family
      Huckleberry = Winterberry family
      Imperialosity = Imperial Green family
      Kail Slaw = Kail family
      Kodiakery = Kodiak family
      Luteous-ness = Luteous Green family

      The list goes on… But I’ll let you have fun discovering the others. 🤓

      Don’t see a family twisted? Or perhaps you’d prefer a lighter, darker, more variegated, less variegated combo? Find a solid family on my media page, choose your numbers and post the call (with the family & numbers) in the call forum. That’s all you really need to create your own twist! (Someone who has the solid skeins may come along and post a photo if time permits.)

      Don’t be skeeeeered! 😜😜😜

      ~B
      (Obviously had too much coffee this morning…)

    • #4933
      Stitcher Vix
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      Great point!

      I have enjoyed using many of those on your list.

    • #4939
      RobininVirginia
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      Thanks for sharing your list of twisted families, @luv2stitch2 . As I was playing with my threads yesterday, it brought back board conversations of assorted threads, color playing and twist making.

    • #4960
      Sim Swank
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      I love names!

    • #4969
      Jcash
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      Fabulous Names. Being a total Newbie I had zero idea there were already called for twists. Several were already on my list, just without colors choices picked yet. Lovely to know all the work has been done for me!! Thanks @luv2stitch2!

    • #5412
      Luv2stitch2
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      @jcash

      Vikki has quite the imagination when it comes to naming. I still tumble over spelling CHRYSOCOLLA correctly!!

    • #5421
      lyarrow
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      my next color to use on Mary Wigham is Woad Blue so I had to look up Woad. “a yellow-flowered European plant of the cabbage family. It was formerly grown as a source of blue dye, which was extracted from the leaves after they had been dried, powdered, and fermented.” It’s a lovely blue series!

    • #5459
      Jcash
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      @lyarrow…. dying with real woad Blue is soo fun but very VERY touchy. It’s a dye that can’t be disturbed!! Isn’t that odd. You have it in the bucket and you have to lower your piece down without disturbing any of the dye (gunk?) at the bottom, barely breaking the surface tension. It’s wild. Then you can’t stir it and after it sits the time needed, you carefully raise your piece out, trying not to let drops hit the surface by holding a plate under it and then put it in a bucket with rinse water.

      It’s fun… but nerve wracking for the first time. AND… it’s green when it comes out!! The air turns it blue!

      I made a tote bag my first time just dipping it half way down. I have done it 3 times at a retreat I used to go to in Vermont

    • #5461
      lyarrow
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      @jcash Fascinating! Do you have pics to share of any of your projects?

    • #5709
      Jcash
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      @lyarrow…. took me a bit to post this but here ya go!!

      I held it upside down and put it into the dye about half way down the tote part. Where you can see the solid blue stop. The dye crept up a bit while dying.
      Then once I had let it go enough I took it out, rinseD once and hung it on a tree branch the right way up and the dye kept creeping down the bag as it dried!! I love it!!

      Forgive my hanging spot. The shelf and hook in the laundry room going out the garage door. Jackets, gloves and now face masks!!
      Woad dyed tote

    • #5711
      lyarrow
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      @jcash What a cool effect and eye catching bag! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • #5716
      Veena
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      I love that effect you got!

    • #5741
      RobininVirginia
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      It looks incredible! What a fabulous effect!

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