Sunday, January 13, 2008

I was asked by a fellow tatter for a few reasons I much prefer hand dyed thread the following where some of the reasons that rolled of the top of my head and I thought I would share them.
1. The dyeing process seems to make the thread stronger yet it does not lose its softness.
2.The colours available for any tatted project are only as limited as the number of people who are hand dyeing thread.
3. The variations of the base colour bring a special and unique quality to the item you are tatting.
4. I see the world in many shades of colours as I see auras when I am getting my daily migraines so to see something made of one shade of colour just does not seem right to me.
5. I love the new dimension it adds to the older art of tatting.
6.I love the colour because when I show people my tatted items made with hand dyed threads they are always amazed and happy for at least a short period of time and we all could use a bit more of that.

There are other reasons but they do not come to mind right now but I hope this gives you some insight into my passion or what some call addiction of hand dyed threads.


Tattycat said...

Wow! Could we be more alike? We either share some common genes or were connected in another life or something! The auras are an amazing, yet they predict the pain to follow. I also share all of the other reasons for loving the thread. I guess I could quote Patrick Swayze in "Ghost" and say "Ditto."

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Clyde, I agree with you and Laura completely!

Kelly said...

Clyde, what wonderful sentiments in your last reason for loving hand-dyed thread. People are amazed and happy! Isn't it fun to be able to do that for people.

Also, I'm thrilled you have switched to blogger. Now I can leave you comments about how wonderful your work is.

Keep up the beautiful work!

Tattycat said...

I just heard the music on your blog for the first time today. It is so lovely. I know I recognize the tune, but I'm hoping you can refresh my memory. Also, who is playing it? It's one of those things you want to close your eyes and just listen to.

Clyde said...

The music is piano versions of Josh Groban songs, I thought they would be nice to relax to as people look at my blog.

Funky Finds said...

thanks for reading funky finds! your work is gorgeous! i am in awe of this tedious art form.