Sunday, August 12, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

All Laced Up!

I have spent the last 4 months working on a lace shawl for an art event that I will be in next month. For those of you who know me, I am not a huge fan of lace but I decided to step outside what I love doing and pushed myself to something different.

In doing so, I successfully completed this lace shawl with my hand dyed yarn and I love it. Now I am in the process of designing a sweater pattern. I'll keep you all posted on my next project soon.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Blending Colors

By Diane of Lady Dye Fiber Arts & Design
I have been spending the last couple of weeks focusing on dyeing yarn that I have dyed before and for the most part I have been successful. However, there is one color combination that I absolutely adore that did not work well. I blended orange, purple, and green which in the past becomes this bright starburst candy color.
Instead of those colors, I ended up getting very neutral lighter shades if green, browns, cream, and reds after it was all blended together. I was disappointed at first as I had a new knitwear design pattern that I'm creating and wanted to use the original blended colors I had in mind but I later discovered as I was knitting with the yarn that it actually blended well and looked wonderful knitted up.
Long story short, I truly believe in the quote from the movie Forest Gump: "Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what your gonna get."

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Doing it Big!

Yes...doing it BIG is what Lady Dye is doing. I am thrilled to be able to create some amazing hair pins and headbands with my hand-dyed and hand-spun yarns. For a while I have been contemplating how to expand my fiber arts business and as a woman with this amazing Afro :)I found it suiting to expand into hair accessories for women and men from all different backgrounds who are not only proud of their hair but believe in my new hair motto:  the BIGGER. the BOLDER. the BETTER! About six years ago, I made the decision to go natural with my hair and I have not looked back. It was one of the best decision I have made in my life and I feel true and honest with myself and confident in my own identity. I want other women and men to feel the same way. Besides, I sometimes feel our society has been so conservative when it comes to what's acceptable for hair accessories. Lady Dye is here to say yes! It's acceptable to have knitted decorations in your hair! From one big hair to the other!