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Please click on the store name above, select 'HAND DYED WOOL' and use the column that appears at left to navigate the color categories.
NOTE: In general, use the individual color image as your guide. I have devoted many, many hours to adjusting the images to match the actual wool color, but the usual disclaimers (about colors appearing different on different monitors) apply.
ABOUT THIS LISTING
The name of this color holds a fond memory for me. Years ago I had a wonderful visit with my brother at a place named 'Frog Hollow' outside of Cayucos CA, where he lived with friends in a little cabin with land and lots of animals. They all had funky and fun names, and my favorite was a cat named 'Anisette'. My brother has passed away, so these nice memories are all that remain.
'Anisette' is a lovely, slightly reddish purple, soft and a little heathery. Some might consider this a pretty true purple, although I like my 'true purple' a little bluer, like 'Vermette' next door. In any event, this color is very pretty.
. . . . to the temporary home of RamInTheThicket.com. Later this year I hope to open my own site, but I will also maintain listings here at eCrater, so you will always be able to find wool here, too!
I am trying a new way of selling wool. The wonders of the virtual marketplace make it possible for me to offer over 850 colors without having to actually produce a starting inventory in all these colors, as I would if were to open an actual store. Honestly, there will be many that I may never sell (and therefore never produce beyond the initial trial sample), but I will carry inventory of popular colors. The wool you receive will generally be lightly mottled, and in addition you will find specialty colors that will have medium to heavy mottling, or antiqued, shaded and distressed effects. And in the coming months, I plan to offer a series of color fans, one for each of the four color families into which I have divided all the colors. So you can buy one fan, or all four, depending on the depth of your depraved devotion to wool!
The standard size that I offer is a 3" X 18" strip. I offer smaller pieces because of my personal approach to the wool arts, as further described in the "About" section. I want to provide you with the color you need, in a size that won't break the bank. For many of you, this may mean that you can afford to get wool for your projects without having to dye it all yourself. For the record, I dye over Pendleton or Dorr wool using ProChem acid dyes, so you can be assured of good quality weave and colorfastness.
HOW TO ORDER
Each 3" X 18" piece is one "item". So from each listing, order the total number of pieces of that color you would like. If you order more than one strip of any color, I will send it as one large piece. My shipping charges are weight-based, so you will only pay close to actual shipping charges -- no need to worry about "combined shipping". If you need a shade lighter or darker than what is offered, or a custom size, please let me know. I will do my best to accommodate you.
A WORD ABOUT COLOR CATEGORIES
Because I have so many colors, and because all of my formulas are so strongly organized mathematically, I have placed similar formulas together, because they are visually and mathematically similar. I have found over time that the math does most of the work for me.
For example, you may see colors in the "Primitive" color line that you would not consider primitive. All colors in the primitive line are suitably dull, often having no less than 20% of any primary in them, sending them closer to the center of the color wheel. And since I work in "color groups" (offering 6-7 values of each basic color), you will see what you might regard as a "pastel" in the primitives. Color groups are the most logical way for me to organize and sell everything, so just recognize that the "pastels" at the 1, 2 and 3 values in those primitive groups are still a dull color, just lighter. "Country" colors are a step closer to the outside of the color wheel, but still very soft. "Modern" colors are pretty bright, with only 5 - 10% of the third primary thrown in to soften the color. "Vibrant" colors are ALL combinations of only TWO primaries, and so are very, very bright.
If you see a green that seems more like a brown to you, it may be one of a few colors that were very difficult for me to categorize. In the end, those tough customers were placed where they best belonged, based on similarity of formula and overall similarity to the rest of the color family in which they were placed. "Slate Roof" and "Antique British" are two such "borderline" colors. If you don't see the incredibly dull green you are looking for, then check the browns! It may be there as a very greenish brown. So you never know where you might unearth an interesting shade -- feel free to peruse all the categories -- eCrater allows you to choose how many items to see on a page, and that is an easy way to see many colors at a glance.
I hope you won't be too confused by all this and that you will be able to find what you need using the guidelines. If not, just let me know -- I will be happy to help!