"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.
Small batch hand-dyed.
60% superwash Merino, 20% Silk, 20% Yak. This blend of incredibly luxurious fibres is divinely soft with and has an excellent drape.
212m 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.