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Crystallised violets

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Crystallised violets

Background:

This is the first yarn I spun from my own rolags.

Story:

There’s no scent on earth like the sweet smell of violets. They seem to remain from a bygone era:

The aroma of the fifties, or of your grandmother’s home.

Petals preserved in their unfurled lilac tones. Sugar crystals glinting like magic dust, sprinkled on to cast a spell; preserving a moment in time like a sweet snapshot.

Crystallised Violets

Information:

Title: Crystallised Violets

Composition: Bluefaced Leicester, Bamboo, Angelina

Weight: 71g / 13 WPI / DK

Length: 190m / 208yd approx.

Care: Hand wash only. Dry flat.

Details:

Date: June 2015

Skein code: 0042

Fibre: BFL, Bamboo, Angelina

Source: BFL dyed by Truly Hooked. Bamboo and Angelina from Wingham Wool Work

Status: Gifted/Won

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Totoro

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Totoro

Background:

A first foray into art yarn, with deliberately chunky spinning and beads spun into the yarn. Based on the Totoro character, with natural coloured fibres and forest-green glass beads.

Story:

Unseen observers. Guarding the forest

With you in need, yet not part of your world

Childlike belief (wisest of all?)

Such wonders we miss

When we forget to see.

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Information:

Title: Totoro

Composition: 53% Bluefaced Leicester, 22% Superwash Wensleydale, 20% Bamboo, <5% Nylon, <5% Glass beads

Weight: 134g / 6WPI / Bulky

Length: 125m / 137yd approx.

Care: Hand wash only. Dry flat.

Details:

Date: April 2015

Skein code: 0011

Fibre: BFL, SW Wensleydale, Bamboo

Source: Wingham Wool Work

Status: Gifted