handspun / mareel

silvery light blue/indigo
£95.00
 
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The Shetland Dictionary defines Mareel as ‘phosphorescence seen on the sea’.  That is this yarn.  

 

The glimmery, shimmery blue silk twisted into a knarly, swirling sea of kid mohair and Bluefaced Leicester… there is a hint of sophistication to the otherwise organic appearance of this hank.

 

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

Silk/Kid Mohair/Bluefaced Leicester 

 

PLY

Single

 

WEIGHT

100g (approx)

 

LENGTH

91m (approx)

 

YARN WEIGHT

Bulky (thick and thin) 

 

DYE

Fibre dyed after spinning

 

CARE

Handwash cold with a suitable gentle detergent. 

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