Blended Fibre: Looking for something a little funky, or looking to combine the best qualities of several different types of fibre? You're in the right place! When we say 'Blends' we mean that colours or fibre types have been carded (or blended or mixed) together to create stunning combinations. Some of the blending we do by hand (like rolags and batts), others (like tops) are done at a UK mill.
About this colour way: Purples, Oranges, Browns, Reds! This blend has big chunky strips of colours and is inspired by all things autumnal and witchy! The linen in here is the bright orange and the rusty red, which kind of remind me of hay rides and pumpkin patches. This is very loosely blended so you'll get big bold chunks of each colour! Great for creating multicoloured yarn or stripes (as they can be easily separated). There's a lot of possibilities with this blend!
Spinning tip: Shetland is a classic British fibre from up north. BFL is the softest of all British breeds. We avoid using Superwash because of the harmful process to the environment. Linen is very stringy and you might need to practice this a bit before you get a steady rhythm going. There are two methods of spinning linen, 'Dry' and 'Wet'. Because the fibres have been brushed, you don't need any special equipment like a distaff to spin from this top- but I would recommend a little look on Youtube to see how other people go about this if you've never tried before. It's such fun! In this blend, you can spin it just like you would any other fibre. Oh! Because of the Linen content, I recommend wearing an apron while you spin as Linen can be a bit 'fly-away' while you spin!
Sold by the 100g and prepared in braids to keep the fibres tidy. (If you've never used a braid before, you simply pull one end and it unravels and turns back into tops ready for spinning!)