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6 oz (170 g) = 1.5 4 oz (113 g) braids
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'Mother Hulda' is one half of the club paired colorways inspired by the fairy tale, 'Mother Hulda'. The other half of this pair is 'The Well', available in a separate listing. Pictured on Falkland wool combed top. This colorway has a long gradient color layout, with color blips within each longer color section. The layout repeats once along the length, mirroring itself.
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-Superwash (SW) bases: The colors will appear bright with distinct edges and some white.
-Non-superwash single ingredient bases (Falkland, Merino, Polwarth, BFL, Corriedale Cross* and Wensleydale): The colors will have softer edges and blend slightly where they meet, with less or no white, depending on the colorway.
-Bamboo and Tencel blends: The wool portion will take the dye as usual, but the bamboo and tencel are not affected by acid dyes- the bamboo appears as silvery streaks and the tencel as glossy, translucent streaks.
-Silk blends: These will look much like their non-silk containing counterparts, but with a bit of extra delight (depth of color and sheen) where the silk fibers sparkle with color.
-VBFL (variegated natural brown and ecru) Bluefaced Leicester: This base allows for a lovely depth of color, with interesting, subtle heathering in your yarn.
-Panda (SW Merino/Bamboo/Nylon 60/30/10): The brightness and whiteness of superwash Merino, with the silvery streaks of bamboo. The nylon takes the dye really well, too, similarly to the SW Merino. -100% Silk: a lovely sheen, possibly lighter or darker colors, perhaps just a bit of white.
* A note on Corriedale Cross combed top- this fiber is from South America, and I am not sure of the full lineage of the sheep, just that it is Corriedale with other breeds bred in. The fiber is rather coarse, similar to Romney, averaging 29.5 microns and 3.5 in/90 mm staple length. Delightful to spin, takes dye wonderfully.
All fiber bases are commercial combed top preparations, hand dyed by Ginny of FatCatKnits. Colorways are dyed according to recipes and processes developed to produce the most consistently repeatable colorways. That said, this is a HUMAN operation- please expect some degree of variation between batches, and even from braid to braid.
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Dyer's Notes regarding the Fairy Tale, 'Mother Hulda' (included on original club fiber labels):
"Overall, I found this is a very feminine fairy tale, all women, water, mothering (good and bad), and sisters (loving and hateful). Rather than pull out discrete elements and try to interpret them in a literal fashion, I let this story wash over me, and created colorways based on the emotions and images it created in my mind. 'Mother Hulda' came to me through thoughts, images and feelings of the perfect mother, clear in her expectations and consistent in her reinforcement- loving and encouraging of growth and maturity. 'The Well' came about from all the watery tones and undertones of this story- literally a well, with water as a vehicle between realms, but also water is a feminine 'element' and the basis of life."
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