From these pastel primary & secondary colors,
each one like mouthwatering fruity candy floss . . .
into these fluffy rolls . . .
Magically transforming, while colors fuse
and melt into these opalescent silvery grey rolags to spin !
I have been thinking about this mix for a year now, and finally was able to do it ! It is a pastel variation of my original recipe mix “Color Saturated Neutral” , an experiment I did over a year ago. I am amazed at how the colors just melt into each other , and these pale pastels washing out into a silvery opalescence ready for spinning. This is how I did it . . .
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Techy stuff for Opalescent…
- Equal parts of pastel primary colors: pink, pale yellow, light blue — plus — pastel secondary colors: pale green, lavendar, pale orange. These were 6g each, for a total of 36g.
- Layered very thinly one color at a time, alternately. using this technique: Blending for tweed simplified
- Lifted batt, layered again, total of three times.
NOTE: Each time you blend the mix, the colors become less distinctive and magically the all-over color becomes nearly a neutral. These were blended 3 times, then a 4th before drawing out rolags. Blend only once or twice for most colorful results, 3 or 4 times for very subtle and subdued ” neutral ” results.
- Lifted bat, and sectioned into strips of about 3, layered again, loosely.
- Drew off rolags.
- I’m naming this colorway blend ” Opalescent ” .
- See ALL color blending experiments & recipes archived in Tweed Chronicles
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