"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.
Small batch hand-dyed.
100% Merino single ply yarn. This is a fingering weight weight yarn, so is similar in size to most 4ply yarns however Merino Singles have a distinctive and beautiful twist to them, allowing colours really shine on them and giving a gorgeous drape. Excellent for scarves, shawls, jumpers, socks... you name it.
366mm 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.