Color is a key in determining the mood of the yarn.
Why is green so common in nature?
Why are the summer flowers on the grassland so vivid and colorful?
How can the sunset paint the sky into so many indescribable colors in such a short period of time?
In front of my dyeing pan, observing all those color particles infiltrating, dye powder diffusing and dissolving, I would never see colors in the same way.
Colors now have new meanings, they cannot be contained or fixed, they are full of possibilities and vitality.
When we first started Shangdrok on the plateau, I was in charge of our Tibetan hand-spun yarn department. The yak down wool was an amazing material and I enjoyed its natural colors and texture, but I also wished one day that I could create different wonderful colors surround us without any limitation.
During the pandemic, I started a hand-dye studio in Taipei Taiwan, my hometown.
When I entered the hand-dye world, I realized it was such a privilege being an indie dyer. I was able to experiment and manifest the colors I had longed for in my mind and my dreams and memories. I hope to connect knitters and weavers around the world through our yarns, whether it is the Tibetan hand-spun yarns or my hand-dyed yarns, weaving together with our stories and journeys we have seen along the way.