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The second Exclusive Colourway dyed for Lusciously Loopy is Winter in The Lakes. This has once again been made by the super talented Petra at Made By Black Elephant Check out her wonderful etsy Shop and follow her on Instagram or Facebook. I have some of her yarns available here and the first colourway in the Lakes collection Autumn in the Lakes is here
When I decided to commission an exclusive hand dyed colourway I wanted the first collection to be nature based. Living in the Lake District was inspiration for the four seasons in the Lake district and Petra was the first person that came to mind to dye it for me.
Like everywhere, the Lake District is magical when it has a covering of snow everywhere and that might be seen as being a typical Winter in the Lakes. I was tempted to go with that look. However, the reality and the one that speaks to me most is that for the vast majority of the winter we have snow capped hills in the distance while the rest of the scenery is most often barren, cold, and frosty with a stillness I find hard to explain eloquently.Like charcoal outlines sketched on a canvas, bare trees that stand at the edges of a lake are reflected in the water. Pale, icy blue and grey skies are highlighted by rich, deep sunsets. There is a stunning beauty in the bleakness of this amazing landscape and Petra has captured that. I am in love with what she has designed. It captures perfectly the colours and feel of how Winter in the lakes feels to me. ***The image I sent her as inspiration is not taken by me. It was found on google and I have been unable to find who to give photo credit too yet***
It is available in:
Sock - 100gm 425m 75/25 merino/nylon
DK - 115gm 230m 100% Merino
Aran - 100gm 166m 100% Merino
Black Elephant yarns are all hand-dyed in Sheffield using wool which is ethically sourced, supporting communities which produce it and no animals are hurt (mulesing free)
Each skein will come in an organza bag. Each order will receive one handmade glass stitch marker by Libbycraft.
Please note that the photos are for illustration purposes only and show particular colourway as accurately as is possible with hand dyed yarn. The skein you receive might differ to this photo slightly. Colours do not pool or stripe and create a nice speckled / heathered effect. There are no dye lots and each skein is unique.
***No two skeins are exactly the same, so it is recommended tp alternate skeins to achieve a blended effect.***
Machine washable in cold water but as with all wools it will last longer if washed in hands. Flat dry.