'Halloween '22: Forthright'. Forthright is a variegated colourway in tones of midnight blue, grey, light blue and yellow dyed on Pure Kent Romney yarn. 50 pence from each skein sold will be donated to The Fawcett Society.
Our Halloween '22 range was inspired by a thought-provoking social media post which described the experiences of women accused of and punished for 'witchcraft' in times past. I wanted to put a positive spin on it, celebrating their strengths rather than focusing on injustice and suffering, so I came up with colourways like 'Confident', 'Forthright', 'Healer', 'Pagan', 'Opinionated' and similar as the truth of these women's lives was probably that they were intelligent, knowledgeable and maybe their only 'crime' was expressing an opinion in front of the wrong person. They may have been healers, had beliefs that clashed with the church or were just vulnerable in some way.
To celebrate these women and their lives I will donate 50p from every skein sold to The Fawcett Society, registered charity number 1108769 to help them continue their work campaigning against gender inequality and discrimination.
Kent Romney Sock/Fingering weight Yarn Base 100g:
100% pure Kent Romney. 100g= 350m (approx). A smooth feeling, strong yet soft sock weight yarn with a slight halo.
As colours can differ slightly between batches, we recommend purchasing enough yarn to finish your project from the same batch. If your desired number of skeins are not available on your chosen base, please message us and we will dye the needed quantity.
kent Romney sheep produce a fine, soft wool that is also strong and durable. The fibres can be as thin as 28-30 micron thickness making it one of the finest British breeds.
Our Kent Romney is responsibly sourced by our suppliers in Yorkshire, the heart of the British wool & textile industry.
Natural & man-made fibres & pollution:
FHY's use of man made fibres (nylon, polyamide and stellina) is kept to an absolute minimum to prevent micro-fibre pollution, and these fibres are only included where it is necessary for the strength of the yarn (sock and lace) or for the aesthetic properties of the stellina sparkle. If you are concerned about micro fibre pollution, laundry bags which catch fibres before they leave your machine are produced by brands such as Guppyfriend. Natural fibres like wool will biodegrade and do not cause pollution. We use professional quality acid dyes to colour our yarn, and always re-use water and/or neutralise the mild acid used to create the dye bath before disposal.
Care and washing:
Gentle hand washing of hand dyed and hand knitted/crocheted items is recommended. Yarns marked superwash can be machine washed at 30 degrees, but I personally prefer hand washing in warm water using a mild detergent before lying flat to dry (no-rinse wool specific products such as eucalan or soak are great for this). Please note that hand-dyed yarns may shed a little colour when first washed. This does not affect the fastness of the colour, and is due to excess loose dye particles.
We do custom requests:
Please note that custom requests such as a different base yarn or in larger quantities are easily achieved with no 'custom' surcharge added to the price. I am happy to oblige if I can, just message me and i'll quote you a cost and time scale.
1-3 business days
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
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Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
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