A collection of hand dyed colourways. Not designed as a true Fade set, but as a set of colours that all work together, providing contrast, difference in tonal value, but still colours that will work together when used in one project.
Perfect for many of Andrea Mowry's patterns like Nightshift, or Shifty, ideal for the spinner who wants to get creative with their handspun.
Hand Dyed on a blend of Camel, Seacell & Nylon.
A lovely soft fibre, perfect for those who feel the prickles, or just like woking with a little bit of luxury.
This blend has great body which is unusual for a non-wool fibre, accompanied by an iridescent sheen.
Faux Cashmere Nylon is a manmade fibre. In this blend it adds strength, and structure. Camel has quite a short staple, and pills very quickly by itself. It can also tend to be over-hot to wear, this synthetic fibre just makes the blend more spinnable, and creates a better yarn for long term use.
Seacell is a cellulose fibre, made from seaweed, it resists the acid dyes giving a beautiful shimmery effect to the finished yarn. It's shiny, but not at all like silk.
This blend has wonderful bounce and memory, great for anything that you want to hold its shape. Also works well as a thicker yarn.
33% Baby Camel
~60g (2.1oz) of each colour way.
This fibre is hand dyed in small batches. Each colour way is unique, and not dyed to a recipe.
These fibres have been dyed to exhaust using acid dyes, and then rinsed using hot water and detergent. I recommend you hand wash your spun yarn in warm water, using a mild pH neutral detergent. The no-rinse wool washes seems to be the most prone to causing bleeding so are best avoided.
Always wash a swatch in your machine before washing a finished item, for best results use a low temperature or cold water. Dye will fade at a faster rate if you machine wash compared to gentle hand washing.