66% Tussah Silk/ 34% Linen/flax
This is a really delicious blend to spin. The silk is beautifully soft and shiny, and is complemented perfectly by the papery, light linen, which softens the more it is handled. This blend works very well spun finely, and also works beautifully for heavier, slubby yarns with plenty of texture and character. It’s perfect for summery scarves and tops, as it’s light, natural fibres can both keep you warm and keep you cool.
The blend is dyed a beautiful soft pink with hints of a deeper mauve, and its appearance is reminiscent of bright ragged-robbin flowers that used to spill out of hedgerows all over the place in summer. It’ll spin into a delightfully variegated yarn, especially as the linen doesn’t take the dye at all, lending plenty of variation and lightness to the end yarn. It’ll look absolutely beautiful in a scarf or summery tee.
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