Lost Names- Jeanette Villepreux-Power. 100g Hand Dyed BFL

Lost Names celebrates the people that have disappeared from history... but whose names we should all know about. 

Jeanette Villepreux-Power-

A pioneering marine biologist Jeanette created the first aquarium. She grew her scientific career from humble beginnings, born in rural France in 1794, she travelled to Paris to become a dressmaker. She was clearly good at her job, as she created the wedding gown for Princess Caroline when she married  Charles-Ferdinand de Bourbon. 

In 1818 she married English merchant James Power. The couple moved to Sicily, where she studied geology, archeology, and natural history. Her main area of focus was marine life, which led to her creating structures to make them easier to study over long time periods. These structures were the first aquariums, and in a more modern form are still used by marine biologists today. 

Find out more about her life and discoveries. 

Colours in this pack-  Pale Magenta, Dark Teal, Sunset Yellow, Orchid Purple, Turquoise

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.

£13.50 GBP

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