Mother Nature Knows Best
Let Mother Nature lead the way in your next color project
October 22 (this Thursday) is National Color Day! It's a day to celebrate the colors of the natural world, and to consider their effects. Color can calm us, energize us, help us hide, help us stand out, and even warn us of danger (Dawn saw a coral snake near her home recently - red & yellow, kill a fellow).
Next time you put together a project, think about the colors that Mother Nature uses: blues, greens, and browns are in the background of almost every nature scene, so it's safe to use all of them as neutrals. Flowers come in every shade of the rainbow, so the more colors you use, the more springlike and bloom-y your piece will look. Even "electric" and neon shades show up in nature - nothing is more electric than the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis!
Want inspiration? Colorpalettes.net has LOTS of color palettes based on nature photos!
Be well, be safe, be kind!
-Caryn & the Yarnivore crew
Indie Dyer spotlight
Lone Star Arts is a San Antonio-based indie dyer run by Amanda, a wife and mother of two, living in beautiful, but scorching, San Antonio, TX. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Nuclear Engineering in 2005 (WHOOP!) and moved to SA shortly after with her husband. While settling in, she began to experiment with dyeing yarns. The last decade has been a whirlwind filled with her growing family, a full-time job that she loves and running Lone Star Arts on the side.
This week, we have a batch of Amanda's fabulous hand dye on hand, including Lone Star Arts Mockingbird (fingering), Monarch Silver (sparkle!), Mockingbird DK, and White Tail DK. Come in and see it before it's gone!
Need some pattern inspiration? Knitters can try Bojagi Shawl by Knitboop Designs (free in-store/at knitboop.com), Misdirection cowl by Carissa Browning ($5 in-store/Rav), or Starting Point by Joji Locatelli ($5 in-store/Rav). Crocheters can try Morning Light scarf by CJ Brady ($3.50 in-store/Rav) or Hahana by Lisa Richardson ($7 in-store/Knitrowan.com).
Needlepoint Mini Classes
There are still a few spaces left in Nancy's Fall Leaves 2 and Fall Leaves 3 needlepoint classes!
Hours this week
Private Lessons can be scheduled outside of regular hours at the discretion of the teacher.
As always, online and curbside sales and online lessons remain available.
In-store and online private lessons are available! Please call us at 210-979-8255 to schedule a lesson! Wendy and Nancy M. are both available to help you with your projects!
The Tip Jar
For the weavers - want an easy way to separate warp threads on the warp beam of your loom? Try using slats from broken mini-blinds! They fit in easily, won't crumple like paper, and are a consistent thickness so that they don't mess up your warp tension! If you or a friend/neighbor are redecorating, save the discarded mini-blinds!
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