This skein began as an experiment in a new fibre: rose fibre. I’m always keen to try new things so I had to give it a go. Rose fibre fast became my favourite plant fibre. It spun like a dream, which certainly can’t be said of many plant fibres, especially when spun on their own rather than being mixed with other fibres. The fibre is pure white, but with a beautiful pearlescent quality, which I found impossible to capture on camera.
As I was spinning I couldn’t get the image of Alice’s Queen of Hearts out of my head.
Why order white roses to be painted red?
It may seem like a success from the outside
But inside the petals curl so tightly. Only the outer layers can be altered.
Tightly wrapped, the inner petals protect themselves, retaining their nature, shrugging off the disguise.
In the battle of nature versus artifice,
Title: Kiss From A Rose
Composition: 100% rose
Weight: 100g / 14 WPI / DK
Length: 181m / 198yd approx.
Care: Hand wash only. Dry flat.
Date: May 2015
Skein code: 0037
Fibre: Rose fibre
Source: World of Wool