Yarn Stash

The Weaving Kind September 2015 Challenge

This month I am participating in The Weaving Kind‘s weaving challenge for September 2015. Each month a weaver from the Instagram community takes over the Weaving Kind’s account and poses a challenge to the weaving community to create a tapestry based on a certain theme–this month’s theme is COLOR. Since I just finished a new tapestry yesterday, I thought I would try my hand at creating something for this month’s challenge.

This month there are two options:

Option ONE:
Pick two analogous colors. What? Analogous colors are right next to each other on the color wheel. For example: blue & green, magenta & violet or orange & yellow.
Option TWO:
Pick a pair of complementary colors. Again, what? Complementary colors are directly opposite each other on the color wheel. For example: red & green, yellow & purple or magenta & chartreuse.

  • Pick a color palette from the two options above.
  • Use only those colors for your September weaving, (a little black and/or white is okay too).
  • Your design can be inspired by your color choices OR feel free to pick colors to evoke an idea you already have.

HINT: No matter which colors you pick you aren’t limited to just one version of each of them, (although that’s certainly an option). i.e. If you pick blue & green you can use 17 varieties of blue and three varieties of green if you want to.

I opted to go for the analogous colors, since I have a lot of them in my stash. Plus, since it’s almost Fall I opted to go for hues of yellow and orange and a bit of white.




Stash additions… 

Well, yesterday I slipped. I went to the Glebe Farmer’s market and ended up coming home with two new skeins of locally sourced wool…

The Log House CottageIMG_3566

The Log House Cottage is a farm located just South of Ottawa in North Gower. They produce hand-dyed yarns, such as silk, merino-bamboo, baby camel, and highland wool. Their yarn is absolutely stunning. The colours are vibrant and the yarn is soft. I bought a skein of their Monster Ball (chunky Highland wool, 470 m) in blues and greens. This skein should knit/weave up a few decent projects!

The Milkhouse Dairy and FarmIMG_3567
The Milkhouse Dairy and Farm is located in Smiths Falls, Ontario. They produce farmstead sheeps’ milk cheeses, grass-fed lamb, and all-natural wool products. Their wool is sourced from their flock of British Milk Sheep, and they offer their 2- and 3-ply yarns in a lovely natural/undyed  hue. Excited to work with this wool! It’s so nice knowing where your yarn comes from when you’re knitting or weaving. I mean look at these cuties!


Again, I’m not sure what I’ll do with these new additions yet, but I’m already crafting plans for a new weaving that is blue, green and white! It’ll be fun to see what these skeins turn into.

But really… no more new additions after this…

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