handspun / drooie-lines
Drooie lines (or lucky lines, a type of seaweed) is spun in Shetland, linen and tussah silk.
First dyed in myrobalan (the dried fruits of a deciduous tree grown in the Himalayas) to give a buttery yellow colour, this yarn was then put in an indigo vat resulting in an utterly gorgeous teal green colour.
The silk content makes the yarn shine, whilst the linen adds an almost crisp handle. The Shetland wool binds the whole structure together making a really beautiful, balanced, undulating single yarn reminiscent of the long spaghetti seaweed drifting in the water’s edge. There is another skein of this yarn weighing approx. 190g. Please email us or leave a message in the box contained within the web order form if you are interested.
This yarn forms part of the collection ‘of a Hoswick Sea’.
A Hoswick Sea is many things. It’s affected by the weather, the light, the season and of course our own mood. The tidal movement is comfortingly constant, the sea breathes life into our village. It dominates our senses especially when it is wild. The Hoswick Sea is our rock, especially in these difficult and uncertain times.
Always drawn to dying with indigo vats – I now see that I made subconcious connections between the myriad of colours which emerge from the pigment and the sea. This is my attempt to pay homage to it by honouring it’s everchanging shades of blue.
Handspun and dyed in Shetland by Niela Nell Kalra.
Fibre dyed after spinning
Handwash cold with a suitable gentle detergent.