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Little Mermaid- 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

'Little Mermaid' is one half of the club paired colorways inspired by the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, 'The Little Mermaid'. The other half of this pair is 'Sea Witch', available in a separate listing. Pictured on Panda blend 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.

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, 'The Little Mermaid' (included on original club fiber labels):
"The Little Mermaid is a popular, well known story, and has been adapted many times over into film, ballet and opera. It is a compelling story, loaded with resonant themes such as unrequited love, death and rebirth, and huge sacrifice. As I read the story, I did not develop a color sense from the emotions it created in me. Rather, I came to a more literal translation of character into color. I envisioned the Sea Witch as a creature of only partial embodiment- bright auburn hair, green scaley skin, and a tenuous, smokey body which appears to merge with the ocean. The Little Mermaid, in her sweet innocence, came to me as a delicate, pale blond. I decided to interpret her quite literally, creating a braid which IS a mermaid- soft, fluid blond hair, with pale skin blurring at the hips into a deeply emerald and aqua scaled tale."

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