handspun / oyger
Oyger (huge wave): super bulky in Shetland wool, this might be the fattest yarn I have ever spun.
Thick and thin singles are tightly twisted - yet make a surprisingly sproingy yarn. A lovely shade of blue with white speckles reminds me of huge waves rolling into the bay after a storm. I would likely use 15mm needles with this. Slightly overplyed but remaining balanced this is the chunkiest of chunk.
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.