This blend of Bluefaced Leicester, silk and kid mohair fibre is superlatively soft and shiny, and the yarn will have a gentle halo when spun. How it is spun, whether it’s and airy or fluffy woollen spin or a smooth worsted spin, will define the amount of halo. The silk adds strength, sheen and smoothness and the BFL gives loft and elasticity. This blend is a real delight to spin, and the resulting yarn is soft and warm, with lots of drape.
This colourway was inspired by tiny golden leaves on the slate of my back yard. The colour just seemed to glow with hope – a reminder that things change, and we’re in a constant state of renewal. It made me feel hopeful and happy, and this colourway is what came of it. It’s a beautiful rich gold with glowing orange tones. It’ll warm you up just looking at it.
Each braid weighs approximately 100g.