Gail Callahan started her odyssey as The Kangaroo Quilter, designing quilts and bags as an expression of her love of fabric and color. Gail wanted a symbol incorporating her love of her children and the concept that they were always with her. The Kangaroo, like her human counterpart, is one of the few mammals who carries her young with her. Thus was born the Kangaroo Logo. Her journey led her inexorably to weaving where she designed her own line of handwovens as The Kangaroo Weaver producing her unique scarves and fabric.
Eventually, Gail reached a point where she wanted more contact with the raw material, unimpeded by even the minimal interference of a loom. After several classes and much experimentation, Gail began felting hats of many styles and shapes. One result of the classes was her own “felted goddesses” which seem to come alive and develop personality as the felter works to create the face and then the body, rendering each as individual as its creator.
Color and texture have always been priorities for Gail. As she became more accomplished in these areas, she created her own color way. Thus was born The Kangaroo Dyer. Using her instinct for color, Gail begins with un-dyed skeins of yarn, creatively blending until the final product is both beautiful to look at and sensual to handle. As a by-product, Gail now hand-dyes silk scarves and sashes, creating elegant fashion accessories at a modest price.
What can I say, she is a woman of many talents and a great eye for color!!! I am so pleased to review Gails Poet Seat Yarn
438 yards, 100 grams of Poet Seat Glitter yarn - 75% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon and 5% Stellina soft, strong and sparkly. This is my newest addition and is an exceptional value combining strength, softness and sparkle in a beautiful drape and true color. The Stellina provides the sparkle and makes this yarn unique! Sun flares are producing a magnificent display of the Northern Lights. Elegant as a scarf or shawl , this yarn is excellent made into a leg warmer or sock. An easy care yarn.
You can see the effect of the Stellina at
The feel of the fiber, sparkle of the stellina and the elegance of the colors are what make this yarn fantastic!! I can see my self coming up with endless ideas for the use of this yarn. Really any pattern would do a wonder with these colors.
Imagine you are wrapping a gift.
- Using the template, select the major colors of the paper.
- Place the circles over these colors.
- Now select the color in the rectangle as a ribbon or card for the spark.
After my book, Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece, was published by Storey, many people remarked that its simplicity and straight forward approach resonated with them. Since its publication I have been working on a project to bring the color portion of the book to the marketplace, as a free standing tool, for learning how to choose and use color.
This is an entirly new way to look at color and really helps when you are going through stash to use what you have on hand.
The Kangaroo Dyer receives a 5 Needle Review Rating!
“Anything can happen when you put on a pair of Hot Pink Socks”
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