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6 oz (170 g) = 1.5 4 oz (113 g) braids
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'Pride' is one half of the club paired colorways inspired by the the story of Arachne. The other half of this pair is 'Humility', available in a separate listing.
Dyer's Notes regarding Arachne (included on original club fiber labels):
“Arachne was a great mortal weaver who boasted that her skill was greater than that of Athena, goddess of wisdom and strategy. Arachne refused to acknowledge that her knowledge came, in part at least, from the goddess. Offended by Arachne's arrogance, Athena set a contest between the two weavers. The goddess was so envious of the magnificent tapestry and the mortal weaver's success, and offended by the girl's choice of subjects (the loves and transgressions of the gods), that she destroyed the tapestry and loom and slashed the girl's face. Ultimately, the goddess Athena turned Arachne into a spider. (Arachne simply means "spider" in Greek). Poor Arachne! She got all full of herself, and thought she could take on a god. Whoopsie! But, she is very dear to all of us, with her weaving skills and fiber love. And who among us hasn't gotten a bit too full of herself now and then? Life sure has a way of smacking us down when that happens."
Read more about Arachne here.
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 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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