Happy Birthday Fibreholics, I feel very proud to be making a contribution to Box no : 6 for June 2010. This is the first time for me too so I am really looking forward to the boxes being sent out to all those lucky enough to buy one, I have followed the past few months sales with great interest and am always astounded how fast these boxes sell out.
From My Heart Exposed Yarns & Spinning Fibre, I have created "English Cottage Garden" spinning fibre from the rare breed of sheep bred in the heart of England "Shropshire" giving you an excellent staple length, beautiful fluffy next to the skin soft fibre which is luxurious to handle and a joy to work with. Only natural dyes produced directly from plants and flowers have been used, I never use harsh chemicals or irritants so everything is kind to the environment and your delicate skin. Any material used in the process of dyeing gets given straight back to our garden to make compost.
The samples of yarn are "Fern Gully" Tencelino Sock Yarn which is a gorgeous silky blend of 50% superwash merino and 50% tencel, the best of both sheep and plant worlds collide to give you a luxurious yarn that drapes exceptionally well and has a beautiful stunning sheen to it. Fern Gully is a delicate fern green colour almost jade green and very difficult to photograph especially as the yarn is so shiny.
The same as when you buy from my shop, every item comes with a purple ribbon with small silver heart charm attached, be sure to look out for these as they are a keepsake from me to you as a special thank you for choosing my creativity to work with. A few people are saving their little hearts up and are going to knit them into a project later, which I think is very special, what ever you decide I hope you enjoy your silver heart charm.
I hope you enjoy these samples, thank you for giving me the opportunity to contribute, I hope to do more in the future as time, health and family allows. To learn more about my natural dyeing methods (amongst other things) you can visit my blog and please feel free to leave me a comment to say Hi I would love to hear from you :)
All my love,