handspun / faksin
Faksin (breaking of waves)…I’ve always just loved the lightness and loft of North Ronaldsay wool.
Here we have two skeins, sold together, each dipped for a different length of time so one is slightly darker than the other. This knarly, twisty yarn is light as a feather and full of character.
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.