This color is being discontinued. I have issues with the dye combination which requires extra steps and time to dye and I can easily end up with Oops It is such a pretty color, especially the darker values so I am working on a replacement.
There are multiple uses for this blue. The Pale Bluebird would be great for a sky and Light Bluebird would be a nice Bluebird color. Will be stunning with all most all of Yellow Orange -22 colors, especially Joyful Orange. For a stunning Triadic Color Harmony include Blue - Red 18 ( Wine & Roses) and Chartreuse - 2 ( Pistachio). Thee are so many possibilities with Bluebird. For a good "Bluebird" use Light Bluebird & Medium Bluebird and Light Flamingo Dance.
Ives Color: Cerulean Blue 10-11
A nice versatile and popular red with some variation in value for good movement. It's a nice choice for an antique red Santa and in primitive style rugs and a great choice for borders.I used this for the background ( and others have too) in a Native American Design and love it. This makes a beautiful red background! The 7 value swatch would be lovely soft flowers. The sparkle is a great choice for a Patriotic theme!
Ives Color Family 19-14, 19-15, 19-16
Dad's Green was inspired by my Dad and his love of the color green. When he was alive we shared the fascination of the shapes that appeared as if by magic on spot dyed wool. This is a darker green with movement and splashes of gold. Would be a nice dark background and for extra interest and movement mix it with Monsieur Frogge ( Yellow Green 3). Great for dark foliage and in the landscape.It would be nice for a frog or a turtle.
Ives Color: 4-17, 4-18
A bright and beautiful pure red. The red in the American Flag comes to mind with Darker Bright Red. Pair it with Regaliscious and Mr. Mr Snowman over/white for the perfect Americana colors with a bit of bling.
Ives Color Family: Red 19-12
A light piece just wonderful for snow with nice shadows of very pale blue, pink and grey.
From Wool Club Issue 5 January 2017
Ebony Sparkle was a request. She immediately ordered more with the comment 'this is so cool"! Have fun and play with it for some interesting effects. This is a good dark black.
A gorgeous piece of multiple colors perfect for a background of floral's in particular. This was a happy mistake of mixing up the order of dyes at the end of a busy day. It reads Spring Green at first glance , then your eye wanders to discover splashes of aqua green, turquoise, purple, red violet, chartreuse and yellow green and navy. Hooked as is it could give the "impression" of floral and foliage from a distance.Thjere is extra interest with the hint of sparkle.
Ives Colors: Spring Green 4-12, Aqua Blue 8-31, Red Violet 14-31, Purple 15-30, Blue Violet 12-17 and Yellow Green 3-13
I love this warm yellow! It is wonderful for flowers, golden yellow birds, a lovely sun, spots of warm yellow in a sunset, a golden glow from a light. Such a pretty and useful color.
From The Wool Club:Issue 9 January, 2018
Ives Color Family: Golden Yellow 24-6
Here is a darker red that would be nice for primitive style rugs or just where you want a dark red with some sparkle It would be a nice dark background or border. Nice for lettering, too especially if you outline with a lighter or brighter color such as a gold or if against a light background use Soft Black, Purple Royalty, Black Grapes for the outline. It's a good choice where you want the brighness of red without it overpowering other colors. There is subtle movement with some darker values.
Ives Color: Red 19-17
Now the most popular of my wool's for it's versatility and subtle tones. Great for snow, window panes, churches,snowy owls,ice, it's endless. Keep some in your stash at all times! Has very subtle tones of aqua, blue, taupe and gray. The sparkle version adds great bling!
It is a lovely dark with subtle color movement.A wonderful background, border or night sky for which it was originally developed. Mix it with Black Grapes for even more movement
Wool Club Issue 5 January 2017
Ives Color Family: Violet 13-18
I never know how a piece will come out the first time I dye over Sparkle fabric. Sometimes the recipe has to be adjusted because it came out too light or as the case with this piece, darker. For now I am offering Dark Rhode Island red Hen III Sparkle and Rhode Island Red Hen III Sparkle.
Ives Color: Orange 21 - Dark Rhode Island Red Hen III Sparkle 21-14, 21-15
Photo: Dark Rhode Island Red Hen III Sparkle
A soft sky with value variations. This is a tint of turquoise and Aqua Blue so it is quite soft and will be a beautiful sky or water with bits of bling.
From The Wool Club Issue 14 April 2019
Ives Color: Turquoise 9-5, 8-5
Here is the beautiful Gold Bullion in a Sparkle version.
Wool Club Issue 20 Oct20