I bet you're wondering why the weird title, eh? LOL Mishmash means hodgepodge and I thought it rather appropriate for this type of dyeing style. Every once in awhile I like to push the boundaries to see what else I can come up with in terms of defining a style of dyeing. In this case, I decided to stretch outside the box of traditional one colour semi-solids. When you think of semi-solid, how do you define it? Is it one colour in varying tones or is it one colour almost solid or do you have an entirely different definition of semi-solid?
Since these definitions really are not set in stone, I decided to stretch my definition of semi-solid to a multi-colour semi-solid. Now you might be wondering what that means exactly? Well...as a dyer, I like to think of semi-solid as a technique rather than a specific type of colourway. In an effort to think outside the box a little, I created a colourway for the Harmony Semi-Solid Club that involved a mishmashing of colours.
If you look closely, there are quite a few colours in these skeins and all of them applied using a semi-solid dyeing technique. To achieve such a colourway, you do have to be careful because mixing of too many colours can end up in rather unappealing muddy mess...LOL When these were wet, they looked entirely different from when they were dry and in the end, I was quite pleased with the results.
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As a dyer, I always enjoy coming up with something new and thinking outside the box. It stretches my conception of colour and how it should be applied each and every time and in a lot of cases, I'm quite happy with how my vision translates to the yarns.
Now I'm really curious to see how these will knit up as the colours are a little more random than a traditional one colour semi-solid.