handspun / lithy
Lithy - a period of calm in the midst of a storm. Despite being slightly thick and thin, this Shetland and Polwarth yarn exudes an almost calming effect.
Fairly evenly plyed and dyed, it’s very squooshy, and would look great with jeans. We have three more smaller skeins (total 165g approx) should you wish more, or indeed less of this yarn. Please email us or add an additional note in the further information box on the web order form.
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.
Shetland Polwarth blend
Fibre dyed after spinning
Handwash cold with a suitable gentle detergent.