Hocus Crocus - Exmoor Blueface/BFL/Wensleydale
This mix of gold, lilac and deep grey was inspired by a photograph I took years ago, when my eldest was weeks old and I was in the grip of postnatal depression. It was a crocus, poking out of the hard February earth of a churchyard, and it cheered me more than I could express.
50% Exmoor Blueface/30% Bluefaced Leicester/20% WensleydaleThis is really, really special fibre. It's produced by John Arbon Textiles from locally farmed Devon flocks. The blend is inspired - the Exmoor Blueface is beautifully strong and has a lot of softness as well as an open hand and beautiful texture. The Devon-bred BFL is some of the finest I've ever come across - soft, lustrous and bouncy. Finally, the Wensleydale gives it strength and a silky lustre. I love that all these fibres can be traced back to local flocks. It's perfect for socks, thanks to its strength and softness, and will also make wonderful garments including hats, gloves and sweaters.
Each braid weighs 100g.