Lost Names celebrates the people that have disappeared from history... but whose names we should all know about.
Born 1640 Aphra was one of the first English women to earn a living by writing. She wrote and staged 18 plays in her lifetime, making her one of the most productive playwrights of the 1670's and 80's. In addition she worked as a translator and wrote novels and poetry. Highly regarded, yet controversial in her own lifetime she also worked as a spy for Charles II. Up[on her death she was buried in Westminster Abbey. The inscription on her tombstone reads "Here lies a Proof that Wit can never be Defence enough against Mortality."
Read more about her life and work.
Colours in this pack- Deep Claret Red, Pale Mustard, Burt Ochre, Green, Blush Pink
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.