Peggy Doney has always been fascinated with color since her first box of crayons. After 20 years of homeschooling, she wondered what to do with all of the left-over chemistry equipment. The answer came after taking a spinning class with a neighbor. Now she enjoys spinning, knitting, silk fusion, and dyeing. For many years, she has been discovering color recipes using triad, gradient, and monochromatic studies. These studies allow exploration in hue as well as value and support Peggy’s special interest in making accurate recipes that are starting points for matching colors in nature. The yarns Peggy creates celebrate the texture and luster of a wide variety of natural and synthetic fibers and gives a medium to combine those textures with the color she loves. Peggy’s skill with the dye pot led to a stint as one of the regular dyers for Treenway Silks.
If there is anything that Peggy enjoys as much as creating with fiber and color it’s sharing that passion with others. From an annual fiber-arts gathering in her back yard to teaching workshops for guilds and festivals to one-on-one sharing, she likes to pass on her excitement for fiber and color.
Peggy knows all the dyeing jokes, has flocks of wheels and dye pots, and now uses her big box of crayons as a reference material. She makes her home in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with her fiber-enabler husband, Jeff, and two undyed white dogs.