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8ply Bluefaced Leicester 'California'

8ply Bluefaced Leicester 'California'

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Colour Description

"They said "How long can you hang around?"
I said a week maybe two
Just until my skin turns brown
Then I'm going home to California,
California I'm coming home"

'California', Joni Mitchell, 1971

California gets a few mentions in Joni's songs and also features in her artwork significantly too. Listening to the song 'California', from which the lyrics above are taken, I was inspired to create a warm colourway celebrating her love of this patch of earth, the tan of her skin and wood of her guitar.

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

Soft, strong and lustrous with a superior drape, Bluefaced Leicester yarn is perfect for most projects. 

225m per 100g

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.