I can’t even tell you how excited I am about today’s 4pmET shop update. This has been in the works since right after Thanksgiving, and I am so excited to introduce you to a BRAND NEW colorway collection!
Meet the newest 6 colorways for Unwind Yarn Company, based on songs by The Eagles!
And here is the full update mosaic, so you can see what’s going up in the shop today:
And now I will go into each colorway individually, and talk a bit about the inspiration for each colorway.
This colorway is named after the song “Tequila Sunrise”, but as a lot of dyers do a colorway by that name, I thought it would be funny to call this one “Another Tequila Sunrise”. It has shades of light gold, brilliant orange, and pink. It is a kettle dyed colorway.
This colorway was the second one I dyed, and is probably the most visually arresting of the lot. It is called “Desperado” and has an underlayer of spicy orange, with layers of vibrant hot pink and navy on top. It has a weathered, southwestern look. This yarn is also kettle dyed but it might pool depending on your stitch pattern and stitch count. Be sure to swatch to make sure you like the effect.
This colorway is named “I’m Already Gone” after the song of the same name. It is probably the most difficult one to dye in the collection, but I think the effect is worth it. It features shades of blue, green, gold, red, pink, orange and purple. Please note that this colorway will appear differently on different bases; it will also dye differently depending on my water quality of that day (living at the base of the mountains can have interesting effects on dyeing different colorways). It will also be available on yarn only, because the dye technique used does not lend itself well to fiber.
I just love this colorway… the colors used are right in my wheelhouse! It is called “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and I feel like it evokes just that. It has a bluish-gray base with shades of aquamarine and bright green overlaid. It is a kettle dye as well, and will not pool when knit.
This colorway was based on the song “Lying Eyes”, as well as the eyecolor of a boy who broke my heart in high school. 😉 It has a light blue base, with emerald green, moss green, and navy overlay. It might pool a bit depending on stitch pattern or stitch count, but I believe it will be minimal.
And last but not least… here is “Hotel California”, which is probably my favorite Eagles song and the most fun colorway to dye in the collection. It features a brilliant gold base with evergreen and hot pink spots/sections. This colorway dyes a bit differently on different bases and depending on water quality too. I love its boldness though, and think it would make a striking garment.
This update features all 6 colorways on various bases, and more bases will be available in next week’s all-Eagles update too. If you have any requests, please feel free to email me at unwindyarncompany (at) gmail (dot) com and I will do my best to get them dyed up for the update. I hope you enjoy them, and happy shopping!!