Wensleydale/Silk - Poppies - 100g
by Cat and Sparrow UK
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This colourway was inspired by the gorgeous poppies that are growing in gardens along my road at the moment. On looking the other day, I realised the centre of the poppy is not black as it first appears, but a deep, deep plum. I couldn't resist trying to recreate it, and this is the result. I love it.
It is dyed onto one of my favourite bases - wenleydale/silk. The staple length is between 8 and 12 inches, and it spins up into a yarn that has a gorgeous characteristic sheen. The long fibres mean that it can cope with a lot less twist than shorter staple fibres.
The addition of silk to Wensleydale makes a delicious fibre that, when spun softly, has a fabulous drape and shine. It's just magical. I love it.
The blend is:
50% Tussah silk.
Each braid weighs 100g.