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  1. Meet Moonbow - BFL Silk Laceweight Yarn

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    We tested a small batch of laceweight BFL and Tussah silk a few months back, and it flew off the shelves. We've been waiting for more stock. Now it's here it's been dyed into a rainbow of colours. The second photos shows the same dye recipies with the addition of some black - so the colours are more muted.

     

    moonbrow rainbow

    moonbow shaded rainbow

     

    So what's in this yarn?

    The yarn is a blend of 50% Blue Faced Leicester and 50% Tussah silk. The wool comes from British flocks, the silk comes from China and both fibres are blended and spun in Yorkshire. The yarn is in 100 gram skeins and there are 600 meters in each skein. This makes the yarn a brilliant choice for shawl patterns, especially those where you can cast on and knit until you run out of yarn. 

    As well as 16 colours there are 4 neutrals.

    moonbow-4-grays-tussah-silk-blue-faced-leicester-lace-weight-hand-dyed-yarn

    Yes, these would make a delicious fade.

    Moonbow will be added to the shop tomorrow (that's the 22nd of April) at 1400

    moonbrow tall rainbow

    moonbrow tall shaded rainbow

    There are so many colour combinations - what would you love to put together?

  2. Shop Update - Moonbroch Kid Mohair and Silk

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    There was a lot of love for Moonbroch last week. What’s been even better is the feedback from customers who bought skeins, and there have already been a couple of repeat purchases.

    This week we’re adding six new colours to the shop.


    Moonbroch

    Yes the orange really is that orange. This stuff is a dream to dye.


    Mauve, Duck Egg and Silver
    Navy, Flaming Orange and Petrol Blue

    The yarns shown above will be in the shop at 1900 on Thursday so if you’re browsing before then you won’t see them.

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