Colourways from Lara Downs

Hand dyed colourways created by Lara Downs using a multitude of sources for inspiration. Fibres, textiles & yarns custom dyed in these colourways. Home website www.lara-downs.com.au Also see my ETSY store "laradowns" and my Instagram account LaraDowns.
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Peacock: the images say it all. In memory of Anthony and Cleo - our peacock pair who provided the feathers and inspiration.

Peacock: the images say it all. In memory of Anthony and Cleo - our peacock pair who provided the feathers and inspiration.

this colourway celebrates the lovely coastal town of Torquay in Australia, home to Bell's Beach, famous for its surf and surfing carnivals.

this colourway celebrates the lovely coastal town of Torquay in Australia, home to Bell's Beach, famous for its surf and surfing carnivals.

This is a colourway created some time back but always popular. Lush is it's name. Seen on silk fabric, mixed threads and mohair curls

This is a colourway created some time back but always popular. Lush is it's name. Seen on silk fabric, mixed threads and mohair curls

"Drama" has been a very popular colourway for many years.  Thanks to Leone and her model Pippa for this lovely image to include, alongside Angoraglow and kool Kid yarn and cashmere fibre in this colourway.

"Drama" has been a very popular colourway for many years. Thanks to Leone and her model Pippa for this lovely image to include, alongside Angoraglow and kool Kid yarn and cashmere fibre in this colourway.

"Softly" says it all.  A soft Autumnal blend of pinks and greens. Features silk fabric (centre) plus various silk & mohair yarns which together form our Art Yarn Bundles.

"Softly" says it all. A soft Autumnal blend of pinks and greens. Features silk fabric (centre) plus various silk & mohair yarns which together form our Art Yarn Bundles.

"Aerial" tries to emulate the soft mesh of blues, & greens we all see out our plane windows. Scenery can be stunning when seen from above. This collage features Angoraglow mohair yarn (top) merino/silk fibres (middle) and brushed Kool Kid (bottom).

"Aerial" tries to emulate the soft mesh of blues, & greens we all see out our plane windows. Scenery can be stunning when seen from above. This collage features Angoraglow mohair yarn (top) merino/silk fibres (middle) and brushed Kool Kid (bottom).

Pomegranates have such glorious colour in Spring (flowers) & Autumn (fruit) and my tree produces massive quantities. This has proved to be a very popular colourway.

Pomegranates have such glorious colour in Spring (flowers) & Autumn (fruit) and my tree produces massive quantities. This has proved to be a very popular colourway.

Light and dark blues & browns are all seen in these gorgeous little birds that hop around my farm. Blue Wren is the name of this colourway of course. With acknowledgements to Ozplasmic for the rusty wire image. Yarn featured is KiSSS mohair with silk

Light and dark blues & browns are all seen in these gorgeous little birds that hop around my farm. Blue Wren is the name of this colourway of course. With acknowledgements to Ozplasmic for the rusty wire image. Yarn featured is KiSSS mohair with silk

Galah: a beautiful bird from Australian in shades of pink & grey

Galah: a beautiful bird from Australian in shades of pink & grey

Who doesn't love the glorious hues of a Jacaranda tree in bloom. I fell in love with these trees in Pretoria Sth Africa and the image embedded here is from that location. Collage features LD Angoraglow yarn. Colourway: "Jacaranda".

Who doesn't love the glorious hues of a Jacaranda tree in bloom. I fell in love with these trees in Pretoria Sth Africa and the image embedded here is from that location. Collage features LD Angoraglow yarn. Colourway: "Jacaranda".

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