Monday, 29 March 2010

Handspun hand-dyed yarn - blue-faced leicester

As well as sending Rod to made4aid, Woo has also sent this beautiful handspun hand-dyed yarn.

This is 100% wool, hand-spun from blue-faced Leicester fleece, which is a special British breed of sheep with one of the softest fleeces. Its about an aran-weight or chunky, though I think it could work also with double-knit patterns, it might need slightly larger needles.

The yarn is dyed in lovely shades of blue, shading from pale sky-blue/turqoise through to slightly purplish/indigo shades. It is a lovely textured slubby yarn, which retains some of the curliness of the fleece and the texture and shades of colour are just lovely together - its beautifully soft.

This hank of yarn is 25 grammes in weight. Enough for a small project - gloves, arm warmers, hat... (plan ahead for next winter!) a little purse - or, this would look fabulous used in with less textured yarns to add contrast.

The auction begins at 9pm on Monday March 29th and will end at 9pm Monday April 3rd , New York time. The highest bidder at that time will win.

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Airmail worldwide from the UK should take about 5-7 days.

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