I’m a big fan of skill swapping. For me it’s a win-win. For this swap I received the yarn I needed for a project and in return I got to spin this wonderful fibre! The rainbow rolags were from Blue Barn Fiber, a new maker for me. I decided to spin them one after another to create a repeating rainbow pattern, which inspired the name ‘supernumeraries’. To bring out the rainbow colours I plied it with fine, soft, white Falkland wool.
Sometimes seven stripes just isn’t enough.
Nature goes abundant – it gives us extra:
Supernumeraries – when the rainbow just doesn’t want to end.
It’s one of many sky stories. Like auras, sun dogs, halos and the northern lights.
Light dances with water
Fields waltz together – electricity playing with magnetism to light the sky.
Nature is many things. But how often do we think of it as playful?
Maybe there’s a lesson to be learnt in that idea.
Photo courtesy of Hutch at Dye Candy.
Composition: Superwash merino and firestar plied with organic Falkland.
Weight: 156g / 19 WPI / sock weight or ‘4 ply’
Length: 644m / 705yd approx.
Care: Hand wash only. Dry flat.
Date: September 2015
Skein code: 0068
Fibre: Organic Falkland, superwash merino, firestar.
Source: Falkland from Wingham Wool Work. Merino/firestar rolags from Blue Barn Fibers.