November RMD yarn

Newly Dyed Yarns waiting to be reskeined and packaged.

Our next contest will feature a chance to name one of Rocky Mountain Dyeworks' new luxury yarns! Yay. If you haven't rfound this indy dyer from the Canadian Rockies, you're in for a real treat. 

Mini Feature: Rocky Mountain Dyeworks

Owner and dyer exraordinaire Hasmi Ferguson  says: 

I love colour!  Saturated and rich colours in jewel tones are my favourites. I get excited experimenting with different colour combinations and am always suprised by the results. I am a fibre artist who started on this journey when I started making my own dowry. Born to immigrant parents, I was encouraged at a young age, to learn all "women's work", to show off my marriageable qualities.  Instead of finding a husband, I found a love for textiles. I learned to sew, knit, crochet (badly), cross stitch, beadwork, quilt.  If I could live nine lives I would focus on each of these textile arts as they are all equally deserving of life-long study. Instead I have decided to focus on creating colour so I can work with different materials.

I have studied various textile arts with some well known (Art Quilt – Nancy Crow) and others equally talented, but lesser known artists (including Rug Hooking Dyeing – Wanda Kerr, Painted Quilts – Susan Shie). I have started but have not completed an online master quilting course; I did the dyeing module and stopped.  I still dream of going back to complete the entire course.

I have been a member of The Textile Museum in Canada since the mid-80's.  I have been dyeing and selling my hand-dyed products since 2007. 

Tune in Wednesday to see pics of the yarn and tell Hasmi how to title it!

Oh, and Purl says hi.

November purl hi






November 29, 2010 by Knitcircus

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