Today I am going through all of the wool that I marbleized this week, judging its merits and choosing colors to list on etsy. I thought you might like to see some of that process.
For this batch, my goal was to create some new warm reds, yellows, and blues to fill out my selection. Here is a shot of one of the reds. They all came out to be exciting, inspiring color mixes.
A tedious part of this work is the documentation. This is important in case I want to reproduce the colorways. On a 5 x 7 card, I tape small swatches of each wool in the order that I stack the marbleized wool sandwich. I am marbleizing many colors together, so it can become complicated unless I keep this record.
But the hardest part is adding descriptions for each color. It would be nice if I could just say “gorgeous color, you will love it, trust me” on each etsy listing. But instead I grapple with the English language to find the right descriptors for each hue. I have even pulled out my Vintage and Dusty dye swatch sets so that I can draw comparisons from them.
I feel very fortunate to have a business where I am surrounded by wool. My life may not be glamorous, but it sure is…
C O L O R F U L !
Here’s to our shared passion ~ Karen