|The Yarn Kitchen dye house conducting colour labs|
|A trend report for the 2015 season|
We often turn to colour trends in fashion and pay attention to what the pundits say and release in their colour predictions a couple of times each year. This is important, as these guru's can make or break a colour trend, not just for a season, but for years to come. Just think of the transition between the popularity of black, to gray and now to indigo.
|When you see where the inspiration comes from it all make so much sense.|
Nature is also the other obviously place to look. The colour combinations in plants and flowers, shore and sand, sky to sea. As colours appear in nature, that look comfortable and pleasing to our eyes, that comfort often translates when you replicate these colours in yarn or fabric - especially when it doesn't necessarily appear obvious.
|Glass Mountain - inspired by a Napier Winter Sunset|
Last year we released a limited edition colour collection - one of those colours was called Glass Mountain. It was a combination of two blues, a taupe and mustard yellow. Not traditional bedfellows you might say, but that is where nature, colour and instinct can surprise you. These colours directly reflected what you see during a cloudless Winter Sunset here in Napier. As the sun dips down below the surrounding ranges filtering it last few rays across Hawkes Bay.
|The finished garment in time for the Napier Winter to which inspired the yarn.|
When you see all the elements together it makes sense, but to me that is the magic of what we do, hunting out those elements to give you that eureka colour moment which is the essence of 'The Yarn Kitchen'.