Today’s post is another colourway story. This time, about Havana.
Cuba stole my heart. In particular, I had falled hard for Havana. The city is one so exquisitely gorgeous that even today, almost 10 years on from my first tryst with her, I still catch myself dreaming of her lights and colours. The people are beautiful and friendly, the buildings are decrepit and shadowy, the cars are big and bright. Havana has inspired me in so many ways and a few of my yarns are named for her: Malecón, Paseo de Martí, Tropicana and Havana Street Art.
The first three are nods to the lively colours of the city in general, but Havana Street Art is a bit more specific. Unsurprisingly, Havana has vibrant arts community. There are several art markets and galleries, but some of the most interesting art I saw was that painted in the streets; sanctioned murals and graffiti alike. I’ve posted photos of some of my favourites found during my wanders.
This colourway isn’t inspired by any specific piece, but by all of them. It’s made by dyeing about four fifths in a solid pink, then over-dyeing to get into the deepest purple ranges. The final fifth is an ashy chartreuse and where it meets the pink, there are some luscious peachy tones created. The yarn pictured is Luxe Lace and I’ve shown it both as it comes out of the dye pot and after re-skeining it.
With love from the Maker’s House,