By unknown, Nov 9 2014 09:56AM
The frivolity of yarn dyeing in the face of the 100 year commemoration of the First World War, seems trite, but back in August, I was experimenting with some new colour combinations whilst listening to an article on the radio about the ‘Great War’. I found the whole radio article very moving and as I was listenening to it, I kind of fell into a quiet place and was imagining the horrors of that time.
It was only after I’d finished dyeing the skein, that I realised I’d painted greens and reds together in such a way that they looked like poppies in a field. I felt very strange as I looked down at the wet yarn and knew that this was a one-of-a-kind skein and very special.
I normally name my colourways as I’m painting them and this one was immediately called “Flanders Fields”.