Gobstoppers are a combination of special dyeing techniques and a hefty dose of good luck. That means that every cake is one-of-a-kind and (as much as I wish otherwise) can’t be repeated– believe me, I’ve tried!
Don’t despair, though: if you’re in love with a certain colour combination, feel free to get in touch with a special request.
The way that requests work is that I take a suggestion for the colour families that you’d like to see in a gobstopper, then use that as a starting point for my next round of dyeing. I can’t reproduce previous gobstoppers exactly, but I can dye 2-3 cakes in colours that I think you’ll love, in the base of your choice (up to 200g of yarn). When they’re done, I email you photos of them; you can claim any that you love, or pass if they don’t appeal. (Anything that you don’t want moves into my regular pool and will quickly find a home.)
For example, one customer wanted a gobstopper to play nicely with some lovely red yarn from indigodragonfly. We found a beautiful photo of a weathered red barn with a dramatic stormy sky in the background, decided that the colours of the sky would work well as inspiration, and I dyed up these gobstoppers to choose from:
Interested? Send me an email and we’ll talk.