Oyster is one of my favorite Dusty Dye Book colors. Read on!
I would describe it as a light neutral that leans toward dirty green. It makes a great antique background color to play other colors off of, such as its compliment: reds, pinks, and mauves.
It is a unique color in this dye book as no other color quite comes near it. It is utterly sophisticated. When I created this dye book, it was one of the unique colors that inspired me.
When I dye, I like to create multiple batches — dyeing over natural, oatmeal, and light texture wools. I dyed 5 yards of light oyster, and 4 yards of deep oyster. I don’t mess around on a dye day! I really dye a bunch of wool. I always run out of this color and am dyeing more for a new rug design.
Here is a sneak peek of Jane Austen, a floral rug with a mosaic border. At least that is the plan so far. Things usually change as I hook. And I am not sure when I will be ready to start hooking, as I am still dreaming of all the colors and have not yet settled on the blend. Sometimes I want a rug to be so many things all at once, and find it hard to narrow my ideas down to the simplicity that is needed for a primitive design. I just can’t rush it.
I am wishing for you a creative day ~ Karen