About the colors.
Many of Seven Sisters' colors are dyed at the same intensity or saturation resulting in a palette of colors that coordinate and work well together for colorwork or gradient knitting. Color shift series are sets of colors that shift or move from one color to another with intermediate gradations so that they are all related and harmonize, i.e. the Raven's Wing series colors shift from a magenta to a teal and the colors in between are a combination of both.Tonal shifts are light to dark shades of one color or hue, an example of this is the Red Shift series which are varying shades red.
About the dyeing.
Seven Sisters Arts yarns & fibers are hand dyed primarily using low impact acid dyes that are weighed and mixed precisely with the aim of achieving consistent end results, the dyes are set with heat and citric acid, a non toxic food additive. Natural dyes are being added to my toolbox. Once the yarn is washed and dried each skein is labeled with a dye lot. Attention is paid to each skein throughout the process of dyeing, washing, winding and labeling providing quality yarn for your creative adventures.
About the yarn & fiber.
Fibers and yarns are carefully chosen with the provenance and the end product in mind. I only offer yarn that I believe is of high quality and workmanship. I have a few wonderful domestic yarns, grown and produced entirely in the US and hope to offer more in the future. On occasion special one time products will be offered that have limited availability.
About the maker.
A love of making things goes almost as far back as my earliest memories, like many of you learning to sew and knit started beside my Mom and Grandmother. One of my first jobs out of college was as production weaver, best summer job ever was working on a sheep farm dyeing all of their wool with natural dyes. Dyeing my own raw fiber to spin started in the early 1980's and have been dyeing everything I can get my hands on since then, first for my own use and now as a full time job. I have a degree in Plant & Soil science and one in Nursing, much of what I learned about science and methodology informs my work in the dye studio. I love people, traveling, word play, gardening and making beautiful color. It gives me great pleasure to share my love of fiber and color with other makers of textile arts, it is an honor to be part of keeping our traditions alive.