For most of history dyes were made from natural items - flowers, leaves, nuts, fruits, vegetables, etc. - but just because a color exists in nature doesn't mean it can be reproduced in yarn. That changed when the first synthetic dye produced mauve in 1856, a color that had been impossible to reproduce with natural dyes. Mauve created a fashion sensation, and chemists raced to produce the next dye color. The first magenta dye was produced in France in 1858 or 1859 (historians argue about the exact date). The color was called fuchsine, after the color of the fuchsia flower, and in 1860 the color was renamed magenta in honor of the Battle of Magenta, fought near the town of Magenta, Italy. Like mauve, the new magenta dye also became a commercial success.
If you want more drama, Liberty Wool Print's other new color, Meteor, is the color for you. Meteors are NOT known for being subtle. They enter our atmosphere with excitement and drama, a flash of blue brilliance followed by a colorful tail of pink, orange, yellow and green. Meteor captures this dazeling color perfectly. Wallflowers, please choose a different color!
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Bonus: For a limited time ALL Liberty Wool Print - not just the two new colors, but ALL Liberty Wool Print - is on sale at 20% off!
Happy Knitting . . . . Amy