Lost Names celebrates the people that have disappeared from history... but whose names we should all know about.
Most famous as the woman who designed Jackie Kennedy's wedding dress, but Ann Lowe's career in fashion spanned 40 years. Born in Alabama, she was the great granddaughter of an enslaved woman and a plantation owner.
In 1919 she graduated from S.T. Taylor Design School, and shortly after opened her first dress salon. By the 1950's she was dressing most of New York's high society. Despite all this her businesses often failed to make a profit.
Read more about her.
Colours in this pack- Rose Pink, Ice Blue, Mint, Black, Magenta-Violet.
5 x 20g (0.7oz) of hand dyed combed top.
You can spin them as mini-skins, or use hand carders to create transition shades for a gradient skein. You could also use them on drum carders and blending boards to add a little special touch to blends.
Each colour way is hand dyed in a solid colour way, but the nature of hand dyeing creates a fibre that won't produce a solid coloured yarn. This tonal variation will really help to create unique beautiful projects.
These colourways are intended to be repeatable, but the nature of my hand dyeing techniques means that colourways will never be identical from dye batch to dye batch. All the packs that are available at any one time will come from the same batch and will match each other. Packs listed at a later date may well contain colours that are slightly different. Please buy enough in one go to complete your chosen project.
These fibres have been dyed to exhaust using acid dyes, and then rinsed using hot water and detergent. However, differences in water can sometimes cause odd things to happen to hand dyed fibres. I would recommend washing the dark colours separately from the pale colours in the unlikely case that some bleeding does occur.