Friday, March 2, 2007

Green Flash Colorway Handpainted Mohair Roving

This is the raw material I used to create the snarly boucle yarn in my earlier post today. The day-glo green is named after the phenomenon of the green flash that sometimes occurs at the exact moment of sunset on the Pacific Ocean (and elsewhere). If conditions are exactly right, as the last bit of the sun sinks into the ocean, a brilliant green flash occurs. I have witnessed this flash twice at Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, California. When trying to find a name for this piece of handpainted mohair roving, I remembered the green flash, and it just seemed to capture its essence.


  1. Thanks, Renate! Dyeing fiber is like fingerpainting for grownups. What fun!