This was another of those projects where a customer asks me to spin their fibre, and when the fibre arrives it is stunning and plays so nicely whilst you draft and spin it. I loved the bright colours in this braid, and they got me thinking of the old meanings of flowers. I wondered if the colours would lead to a description of what if feels like when amazing yarn arrives and begs to be shaped into a new creation.


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They say there was once a language of flowers.

A secret code; a subversion of social restrictions.

A bouquet could be made of wild, or cultivated, or exotic blooms.

Magenta-pink orchids stood for beauty and luxury.

The exclusive orange saffron meant mirth!

What about lime-green? Maybe gooseberry fruits or leaves. They stood for anticipation.

Beautiful blue cornflowers would mean delicacy.

And for purple? Violets: love, and faithfulness.

Anticipation, delicacy, mirth, beauty and love.

I think that’s a perfect description.

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Title: Bouquet

Composition: 80/20 superwash merino/silk

Weight: 125g / 20 WPI / sock weight

Length: 681m / 745yd approx.

Care: Hand wash only. Dry flat.


Date: October 2015

Skein code: 0072

Fibre: 80% superwash merino, 20% silk

Source: Fibre supplied.

Status: Sold

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