I am always looking at different yarns or fibres to dye for your delight, and today I put 3 new items up in the shop. Up first ….. 100% shetland fibre:
Each braid contains approximately 200g of fibre. Most braids are closer to 210g. I don’t dye much fibre, but from time to time I enjoy dyeing some – even though temptation rears it’s head, trying to persuade me to keep it so that it can find its way into my spinning basket!
The second little treat that I have dyed up for you this week is a new range called “Assynt by Moonlight”. This is a 4ply yarn that sparkles! Each 100g hank contains 75% wool, which is beautifully soft, 20% nylon and 5% stellina, which is a polymer fibre and not at all scratchy, in my view.
I am thinking that perhaps this will be ideal for an Every Which Way, designed by Sarah Hatton. I can’t help thinking it will brighten up the long dark winter nights, as well as being cosy and practical! However I suspect I know someone who will see this colour:
and want it all for herself. She shall, of course, remain nameless (won’t she, Sheena?).
And finally, a bit of luxury. I have been thinking for a while that I would like to stock some cashmere 4ply yarn. I am still looking at suppliers, but at the moment I have some 4ply which comes in 50g hanks, and each hank contains approximately 200m of yarn which would be plenty for a set of fingerless gloves or a cosy hat. I can’t begin to express how soft and luxurious this yarn is. It is 80% cashmere / 20% silk. The silk gives the yarn a strength and sheen, but you simply cannot get away from the softness of this yarn. At the moment it is only available on a pre-order basis, so please contact me to discuss your requirements. Once the summer shows are over and I have a bit more time to dye I will be stocking this on a regular basis, if it sells. And I am also considering a yarn club for this yarn.
It has the added benefit of taking the dye beautifully.
I’m off to Inverness tomorrow to set up at the airport for the next few days. If you’re passing through, do stop and say hello.