I was commissioned to make some thick ‘n’ thin yarn in hot pink, lime green and white. I decided to spin a long-striping yarn in these three colours. The fibre was split into 5g sections and an irregular single was spun in a repeating colour pattern. I then used navajo plying to create this thick and thin textured yarn.
There’s a slice of paradise that I choose not to share.
Where the wild orchids grow, immodest in their radient pinks, standing proud against verdant greens.
I approach – request an audience. Their bobbing flowers acquiesce.
The lake appears as I crest the brow of the hillock. At the lakeside I dip my toe, and the water answers with ripples.
The orchids’ reflection is broken, like the turn of a kaleidoscope. Rippling pinks, whites, and greens. The world responds to my presence, and yet I am at peace.
Title: Orchid Ripples
Composition: 67% Merino, 33% Whitefaced Woodland
Weight: 100g / 12 WPI av. / Irregular DK
Length: 187m / 205yd approx.
Care: Hand wash only. Dry flat.
Date: February 2016
Skein code: 0089
Fibre: 21 micron dyed merino and natural whitefaced woodland
Source: World of Wool