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OneSheepHill
« on: June 13, 2007 10:52:34 PM »

 I ran across the book "Rainforest" by Thomas Marent awhile back and thought it would be so fun to duplicate some of the pictures in yarn. I finally got around to it last week. I thought it was challenging, but I loved the results:









It got me all inspired to try other books, like maybe a whole book on roses perhaps?
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2007 10:57:33 PM »

Welcome to Craftster! Smiley

The results are great! Really nice colors!
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2007 07:22:53 AM »

Nice.  love the Frog yarns.  The colors are awesome.
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2007 06:37:23 AM »

Those are freakin fabulously beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2007 09:09:29 AM »

those came out great i love to see what inspires people!
what did you use to dye them with?
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2007 09:17:03 AM »

Wow, what beautiful yummy yarns. You really captured the colors in the book!
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2007 10:41:10 AM »

Thank you everyone!! Lubee, I used Jacquard acid dyes. I did the pink/orange and the green/blue in a dye bath and the other two I did by steaming.

It was such a good feeling when they turned out right, I'm almost scared to do any more! :-)
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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2007 10:46:19 AM »

Those are so great!
The colors match perfectly.
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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2007 08:36:47 PM »

those are absolutely beautiful!!!!  i like the first one the best - i would love to crochet a little clutch in those colors! 
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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2007 10:00:28 PM »

Wow!  I really love the mottled effect you have achieved with the black over the blue/orange on the first froggy one.  I am going to have to work out how to do something like that, when I finally get sick of all my dyed yarns being purely brights.  That really adds another dimension that I have not really seen in hand dyed yarns before.  Kudos  Cheesy
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