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Angry Dwarf- Fairy Tales Fiber Club 2013

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 Product Description

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6 oz (170 g) = 1.5 4 oz (113 g) braids
Dyed to order, ships within 4-9 days

'Angry Dwarf' is one half of the club paired colorways inspired by the fairy tale, 'Snow-white and Rose-red'. The other half of this pair is 'The Prince', available in a separate listing. Pictured on Bluefaced Leicester combed top. 

How will MY fiber selection look? (Mouse over or click photos for details)
-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 topthis 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.

Wondering about your order status? Forgot to add a note? Want to combine orders from this website and other FatCatKnits venues? Email me (Ginny) at FatCatKnits@gmail.com.

Please check label for care instructions.

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Dyer's Notes regarding the Fairy Tale, 'Snow-white and Rose-red' (included on original club fiber labels):
"Ok, I'll admit it- I found the girls rather bland in this sweet fairy tale. While we all wish our kids would clean the house for us half the year, never fight and always be kind, in this story, that all added up to BORING for me. I found the dwarf and brown bear/prince dynamic much more interesting, so I focused on them for this month's colorways. First we have 'Angry Dwarf' a high contrast, high energy colorway which I hope, with its angry red, malicious acid gold and covetous greens captures the essential nastiness of this severely ungrateful, cranky Dwarf (I made sure to feature the white beard, as it was nearly a complete, separate character in the fairy tale). In opposition, I offer 'The Prince'- deep, delicious, mottled browns as in Brown Bear, with darkest royal purple and deep blue as I imagine the amazingly sweet and kind human prince to have sexy, dark sapphire eyes."

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 Product Reviews

  1. Goregous fade, clever contrast

    Posted by Dev on 3rd Apr 2014

    I am so pleased with the coloway's vivid transition and that there are NO white edges when the color graduates from one to the next. It really does look like an Angry Dwarf. I will be pairing this top with a Long Gradient Red Robin and n-plying to create a fingering weight for a shawl. I love that I can buy this again and again in different fibers. Truly so happy with my purchase.

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