This listing is for two skeins of SISU hand spun using a blend of fine quality natural wool fibres (Blue Faced Leicester, Finn, and Corriedale). The base for this yarn is a blend of natural grey wool, blended with orange, yellow, red and green flecks of colour.
The total weight for both skeins is:
Skein Weight: approx 55 grams
Skein length: approx. 175 meters
Spinning method: Woolen spun
Yarn colours: natural grey, orange, yellow, red, green
This hand spun wool is suitable for knitting, crochet, hand weaving, Saori weaving, tapestry, nalbinding and other crafts. The wool is non-superwash so the completed project can be felted if you wish.
I hand spin yarn in small quantities. Once it’s gone, it’s gone – not to be repeated.
Knitting bowls, needles and other props are not included in the listing.
Buyers are responsible for any taxes or additional costs that may be due.
About SISU Handspun – I have borrowed the word ‘sisu’ from my Finnish ancestors. The Finns are known to have a spirit of extraordinary determination in the face of extreme adversity, and courage that is presented typically in situations where success is unlikely.(Wikipedia)
Sampling – I like to knit a small sample of every hand spun yarn that I create – in order to assure product quality. The question I ask myself when I knit a sample is ‘Is this yarn nice to knit with?’ Hand spinning varies with each skein that is spun. There are many factors that affect the completed product such as: the fibre preparation, the colour blending of the fibres, the thickness of the yarn, the amount of twist in the skein, the tension of the spinning, the washing and blocking of the completed skein.
The Sisu hand spun yarns are produced in the traditional way, spun from locally sourced wools as much as possible in order to reduce my carbon footprint. The natural wool fibres are hand dyed with natural plant dyes. (With some of the yarns, I add bits of commercially dyed fleece that I have left in stock – as I don’t like to waste materials.)