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Hand Dyed Wool


“We rose early to get down to the headland at first light. We can already hear the whale song so very close to the shore as we trudge up the gentle rise. Several massive Humpback whales are gliding through the water and blowing. So close to such gentle beauty. The blowing sounds a lot like a giant blowing air through an enormous pipe. The close proximity of the blowing positively reverberates through our bodies. We stand there in amazement of witnessing, feeling and hearing such a magnificent spectacle that has repeated itself for millennia. The sun rises over the distant crescent coastline and gradually all is revealed. Dark whales congregating and socializing in intensely speckled water. A truly gobsmacking moment that puts everything into perspective.”

Special listing of 10 hanks of hand dyed speckle yarn. Created due to clients’ requests for larger quantities for bigger projects. All dyed at the same time over the course of an entire day and a half to make a lovely self contained batch. This batch contains beautiful sunrise colours. The darker colours in this batch represent the Humpback whales I have recorded above. Sunrise colours, tempered with rich plums and navy blues with warmer colours in between. Loads of speckle and colour shifts throughout.

Hand dyed yarn hanks. Approximately 990 grams in total of 100% Merino wool. 8 ply wool. A combined length of approximately 1673 metres presented as ten hanks in total.

Soft, squishy yarn in this limited edition batch with a lot of different base dyes used to create this set and another two days to fully dry in clean country air after washing in rainwater.

Each jumbo pack batch I create has a pricing variance due to yarn base pricing differentials I face when I purchase.

There may be a couple of tiny knots in this wool. Some hanks have a couple of knots, other hanks have none at all. I have left the knots in place so you can decide whether you cut and join in a row of work or cut and rejoin at the beginning or end of a row.

Lay out the hanks side by side to see the colour variances and then work out your intended plan of knitting, crochet or weaving. Alternatively, mix up the hanks at random. Alternate hanks to create a more even spread of colour as these hanks are unique within their own right but part of a batch dye lot that is unique.

Forget the chocolates and flowers; they don’t last. Give a gift that will give joy to the maker in your life. Give a gift that has been hand made with integrity.

(4mm needles, approximately 168 meters of wool in each hank, 10 x10 cm square swatch – 20 stitches x 28 rows)


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