handspun / faksin

pale/mid tone indigo
£95.00
COLOURS
 

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.

DETAILS

Handspun and dyed in Shetland by Niela Nell Kalra.

 

COMPOSITION

North Ronaldsay

 

PLY

Single

 

WEIGHT

60g/80g (approx)

 

LENGTH

51m/59m (approx)

 

YARN WEIGHT

Bulky

 

DYE

Fibre dyed after spinning

 

CARE

Handwash cold with a suitable gentle detergent. 

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