Friday, 18 November 2011

Favourite thing on a Friday - Kid mohair and silk yarn

I have been very busy dyeing yarns.  It is hard to choose one favourite but I think today my favourite has to be the Kid Mohair and Silk Lace Weight I dyed with cochineal.  The colour is stunning.  The silk and mohair take up the dye at different rates, the mohair slurps up the colour greedily while the rather superior lace sits in the pan thinking about it.  The result is a variegated core of pale silk and darker mohair with a darker pink mohair halo. Gorgeous.  See what you think:
You can't beat natural fibres combined with natural dyes. 
Two skeins of this yarn are available in the Shearer's Girl Yarns shop, while stocks last.
Now do go and see what everyone else has chosen as their favourite thing on a friday. 

As this is a yarn post I'm also going to link up with:


  1. Beautiful, beautiful! Rich, tactile and very, very lovely. I'm so glad you found my blog and now I've found yours! Em x

  2. MMMMMMM, divine! Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. I enjoy reading about your 'experiments' with dyes. This rich color is lovely.