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The Odyssey Trail

  • Each month I shall be dyeing 12 colourways on both yarn and spinning fibre inspired by the story of Odysseus' journey. Colourways are exclusive to The Odyssey Trail and will not be repeated, with the exception of the custom blend fibre which is commercially dyed. Colourways will be associated with characters, events and quotes from each book.
  • There will be an open thread in the Countess Ablaze Ravelry group where we shall indulge in some ancient inspiration for a KAL around April / May.
  • As The Odyssey is split into twenty four books, we'll be reading two books per month and the colourways will be released on the last Friday of the month. To see colourways that have sold out, see The Odyssey Trail Gallery.
BELOW ARE COLOURWAYS FROM BOOKS THREE & FOUR: 

 




Based in the UK, Countess Ablaze is a one-woman small business focusing on intense colour and fun colour combinations

Every single yarn is dyed a minimum of twice to achieve high saturation and glossy results, using professional acid dyes. A variety of dyeing techniques are used such as kettle dyeing, low water immersion dyeing and hand painting. Sometimes a colourway uses a mixture of all three. All yarns and fibres are heat set to exhaustion in a small industrial steamer and left overnight to sit in their own juices and cool naturally before rinsing with water the next day. After lots of experimentation, I found that this slow process gave the results that I was looking for in my hand dyed yarns and fibres. Colours are saturated, bold and intense. You won't find wishy washy colours here. Yarns and fibres are dyed in small batches, usually between 5 and 15 skeins or braids. I dye laceweight, sock yarn, fingering weight / 4ply, sportsweight, DK, worsted and aran yarn in a range of luxury fibres such as merino, silk and cashmere and British breed wool.
 
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