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Sid- Famous Couples Fiber Club 2012

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  • Merino
$18.00

 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

'Sid' is one half of the club paired colorways inspired by the punk rock Famous Couple, 'Sid and Nancy'. The other half of this pair is 'Nancy', available in a separate listing. 

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 Club Pairing, 'Sid and Nancy'(included on original club fiber labels):
"Sid Vicious (of the punk band the Sex Pistols) and Nancy Spungen were a notorious couple, famous in the late 70's punk music scene. They met in March 1977, almost immediately becoming a couple. Their relationship, defined by their inseparable bond yet marred by violence and drug abuse, ended only a year and half later with Nancy's death by stabbing, allegedly at Sid's hand. Nancy was 20 yrs old. Soon after Nancy's death, Sid died of a heroin overdose at the age of 22. When I first decided to use this couple as inspiration for a paired colorway, I envisioned strong, bright tones, celebrating what I initially perceived as their high energy, loud lives. However, the more I learned about them, the more I realized the deep sadness of their story. I tested and tested, working towards these somber, sad, dark tones, paired with jarring, edgy colors. I know this is a challenging pair of colorways, and it will be interesting to see the various ways you spin them up :)"
To learn more about this famous couple, I suggest the movie, “Sid and Nancy”, starring a very young and amazing Gary Oldman, as well as reading this excellent bio.

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