Polwarth and yak and silk, oh my! Soft, bouncy, fluffy, warm, shiny … Is there anything this fibre can’t do? This is a delight to spin, and, considering that the yak content is high it is not challenging – the short, fluffy fibres distribute themselves easily throughout the combed top, with minimal slubs. Tussah silk gives it a luxurious texture and sheen. Polwarth is a wonderful wool to work with – soft, easy to draft and possessed of a unique squish factor once it’s been washed and allowed to bloom. Yarn spun from this blend will be extremely luxurious, warm and soft. It’s like the brush of velvet, as downy as a kitten’s underbelly. It will also felt beautifully. I think you will like it.
The brown yak, white polwarth and creamy silk together create a humbug blend that creates a gorgeous depth of colour. Pumpkin Patch is a mix of rich orange, chocolate brown and gold. It’s already supremely autumnal, but this fibre renders it moody and atmospheric. Rather than a crisp autumn day, it’s one of those ones where clouds creep in, wind whips the leaves up around you and you can’t wait to be sitting in the warm again.
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