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4ply Silk / Merino 'Chelsea Morning'

4ply Silk / Merino 'Chelsea Morning'

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Colour Description

"Woke up it was a Chelsea morning.... and the sun poured in like butterscotch and stuck to all my senses."

From 'Chelsea Morning', Joni Mitchell, 1969 

In 1967 Joni was living in the Chelsea district of New York City and wrote 'Chelsea Morning', such an infectiously cheerful song, basically describing everything her senses experience while waking up in her apartment. The song is rich with visual imagery but I'm particularly taken with this description of "the sun through yellow curtains", which is what has inspired this sunny, buttery yellow colourway.

Take a listen.

This colourway is part of the Goddess of Folk collection, check out some of the visual inspiration here.

Small batch hand-dyed.

Yarn Description

This luxury, plush yarn is a blend of 50% fine Merino and 50% pure Mulberry Silk.  Colours really 'pop' on this base and naturally it is unbelievably soft and smooth.

400m per 100g

4ply / Fingering / Sock weight yarn

Small batch, hand-dyed yarn from my little studio in Lower Hutt, Aotearoa/New Zealand. Everything, from sourcing the yarn to shipping, is done with love and care by hand. The nature of hand-dyed yarn is that no two skeins are exactly the same, creating beautifully nuanced colourways. 

I source finest quality, fully traceable and mulesing-free, ethically, sustainably farmed yarns from New Zealand and abroad.  

The dyes I use are made in Australia and New Zealand.  They are acid dyes that are used for dyeing protein-based fibre (such as wool and silk). I take every care to use only the quantities necessary to create my colourways. This means that the dyepot is fully exhausted when the dyeing is complete.