A LIGHT IN DARK PLACES Hand-Dyed Organic Polwarth Top for Spinning or Felting

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“And you, Ring-bearer,’ she said, turning to Frodo. ‘I come to you last who are not last in my thoughts. For you I have prepared this.’ She held up a small crystal phial: it glittered as she moved it, and rays of white light sprang from her hand. ‘In this phial,’ she said, ‘is caught the light of Eärendil’s star, set amid the waters of my fountain. It will shine still brighter when night is about you. May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out. Remember Galadriel and her Mirror!’

          --The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien

I have been mulling over this quote from The Two Towers for a few weeks, trying to think of a way to use Galadriel's light as inspiration for a new yarn colorway. I chose to create a background of black for the dark places in which the phial is eventually used, and I decided to use all the ROYGBIV colors for the white light, because white light is made from all the colors and because I thought it would make really lovely yarn.

This decision actually caused quite a lot of controversy within my household with half of my family saying it made perfect sense and the other half saying that it the white light needed to be simply white.

After dyeing this colorway as yarn, I decided to dye it as top too, and I chose this lovely organic Polwarth.

Polwarth is one of the fibers I recommend to new spinners because it's almost as soft as merino, but it has a longer staple length, which makes it easier to spin. It also has a little more loft to it.


Name: A Light in Dark Places
Weight: 4 ounces
Contents: 100% organic Polwarth top
Colors: Dark gray, rose, orange, yellow, sage green, Renaissance blue, lilac
Style: Repeating colorway
Uses: Spinning or Felting

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