Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Celebrating Wool Week 2014

Once the fibre has arrived it get a good carding
To celebrate wool week 2014 we have launched our new Silver Lining fine micron Rare Breed Merino.  A ultra fine 17 micron Merino made from small coloured flocks that are dotted around the more isolated parts of New Zealand & it's outlying islands.
From carding it's then spun & off it goes for a sauna
These are the flocks that genetic's forgot.  So pure that they have adapted over generations to their own unique environments to produce a fibre that is not only fine, but beautifully coloured & unique to New Zealand.
Once it has finished it's sauna, it's time to get wound & ready
Usually these fleeces just get blended back with the larger Merino clip, but we are delighted to have liberated them & to have spun them into a truly special yarn.

All set & ready for your needles and hooks
Silver Lining has been blended into 4 natural shades & we have over dyed one of those naturals to produce an earthy palette of 5 sumptuous colours.  Usually merino this fine never finds itself into hand knitting yarn.  I have already completed a sample project with it & I can honestly say I am seriously smitten.

Just a joy to knit - so soft that even the most sensitive of people could wear it against the skin.
So if the gray weather is getting you down, have a look at the Silver Lining that we are offering you & at the same time Celebrate with us Wool Week, as we are a proud partner of the Campaign for Wool NZ.

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