handspun / nyuggel

deep indigo with silvery light blue shimmers
£135.00
COLOURS
 

Nyuggel (Legendary water-horse in Shetland folklore)… Each of the four different fibres takes on the indigo differently making this yarn appear varied both in texture and colour.  

 

Whilst the silk adds a gloss, the linen provides a backbone to the yarn.  The long staples of the BFL and kid mohair serve to ensure the yarn will have a beautiful drape.  Nyuggel is such a lovely word and stimulates visions of sea-horses playing in the bay, we just had to use it to name this yarn.

 

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

Blue Faced Leicester/Kid mohair/Tussah Silk/Linen

(1 knot)

 

PLY

Single

 

WEIGHT

175g (approx)

 

LENGTH

161m (approx)

 

YARN WEIGHT

Bulky

 

DYE

Fibre dyed after spinning

 

CARE

Handwash cold with a suitable gentle detergent. 

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