every 6 months or so i run out of colour and have to mix up more dyes. i love making yarn - the dyeing, the carding, the spinning. but i hate mixing dyes. sometimes i use natural dyes - from plants i collect or purchase. but to get the rich colours i love i have to use chemical dyes. this involves mixing powders that are toxic. and although i use every precaution, it's still something that bothers me. at the end of the day i have an infinite range of colours to work with. so it has to be worth it.