I had the idea for this colorway and dyed it up but couldn't come up with a name, so I asked the wonderful people in the Purple Lamb Facebook page. The majority mentioned galaxies and nebulae, so I started going through Hubble Space Telescope photos, and they are amazing, but no particular space phenomena looked exactly right. Then I found the image included here, and that in combination with the Hubble photos inspired me to think just how astonishingly beautiful our universe is. Isn't it breathtaking? It could be dull, flat, and colorless, but instead it is a masterpiece!
I dyed it on a blend made of 70% BFL and 30% SeaCell. BFL is both soft and strong. It's great for socks and shawls. This particular BFL seems softer to me than the standard 25-ish micron. The other 30% is made of SeaCell, which is similar to silk in softness, but it's actually made from seaweed and eucalyptus. It's high in minerals and vitamins like vitamin E. It's also highly renewable.
If you would like a spindle to go with your hand-dyed top, you can find one in the Tools and Equipment section of my shop.
Name: Beautiful Universe
Weight: 4 ounces
Contents: 70% BFL / 30% SeaCell
Colors: Black, Blue, Chartreuse, Rose, Green, Lilac, Purple
Style: Repeating colorway
Uses: Spinning or Felting
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Also, as a token of my appreciation, I would be happy to include a handmade felt ball infused with essential lavender oil with your order. It smells wonderful and is a natural moth deterrent. Just let me know if you would like one in the note to seller when you check out.
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