Friday, March 28, 2014

Introducing Magenta Masterpiece and Meteor!

Magenta Masterpiece
Most colors can't claim a history - they've just always been there.  Magenta is an exception.

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.

Meteor
And that's not surprising - magenta is an awesome color! Liberty Wool Print's new color, Magenta Masterpiece, is an exciting array of magenta, purple and red balanced with the more subdued blue, gray and brown.   Lustrous, without overdoing it - and just as pretty today as it was in 1860!

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!

Seeded Rib Vest and Dinky Hat
Liberty Wool Print is Classic Elite's soft worsted weight, machine washable 100% wool yarn.  Yup, that's right, I said machine washable wool.  It is a self striping yarn in a huge assortment of awesome colors, and Magenta Masterpiece and Meteor are the two newest of over 35 colors of Liberty Wool Print!

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!

Want somethin' free?  Well, who doesn't?  Buy any quantity of Magenta Masterpiece or Meteor and you get a free pattern!  Choose between the  "Seeded Rib Vest" and the "Dinky Hat."  Both are great accessories, and both are FREE!  

Happy Knitting . . . . Amy

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