Wednesday, 14 May 2008

From the Dye Pots this week...

From the dyepots this week:

More miniloopy mohair -- don't miss it, as this version of a boucle mohair (99% mohair with 1% nylon binder) isn't available anywhere else in Australia. 1000 yards of dk weight (equivalent) mohair with tiny loops -- no snagging on the needles! Enough for a large shawl or vest. The photos don't give you a sense of its incredible softness. Handpainted here in Adelaide.

A few skeins remaining of the mohair/wool single ply aran weight. Great for hats and scarves and gloves.

Alpaca Laceweight is back -- this one (at left) is Peruvian and excellent quality. At left, blues, light purple, silver, charcoal, and deepish merlot... Think of yourself this winter in a lighter than air, but warmer than warm alpaca snug or shawl or cardigan.

Don't forget the banana silk, soy (a new colour this week -- greens/blues) and the usual treasures. If you haven't tried banana silk, give it a go. It's got the feel of silk, but is made from a sustainable crop and hand-spun by a group of people in Nepal who make a living spinning beautiful fibres.

This week's special: buy 2 hanks of banana and/or sari silk and get a pair of bamboo scarf needles for FREE!

See you at the market.
Mel, still stranded

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