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Shetland Supreme Optic White Cones

Shetland Supreme Optic White Cones

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£ 40.00





500G cone: approximately 8'000m/8'720yds 1ply

Optic: Bleached White.

This yarn was developed with Shetland Museum and Archives as part of the Shetland Fine Lace Project. The yarn is worsted spun from the natural, undyed colours of purebred Shetland Sheep to replicate the handspun yarns used in the finest lace items of the 1800s, such as Queen Victoria's stockings and items displayed at world exhibitions. This spinning process aligns the fibres but also removes short and coarse hairs as well as any vegetable matter left in the fibres. This process creates a yarn that is extremely strong but also soft as the fibres are quite aligned and not sticking out (these tiny fibres are what makes wool ‘itch’) What makes this yarn so perfect for lace is that the worsted spinning process makes a yarn which has very good drape.This yarn was developed with Shetland Museum and Archives as part of the Shetland Fine Lace Project. The yarn is worsted spun from the natural, undyed colours of pure bred Shetland Sheep to replicate the hand -spun yarns used in the finest lace items of the 1800's, such as Queen Victoria's stockings and items displayed at world exhibitions.

This yarn on cones has also been used in knitting garments on high powered automatic knitting machines, so demonstrating how diverse these yarns are. There is also an absence of joins in knitting shawls and scarves when knitting from a cone.