I'm so very happy to bring you this new collection that combines a beautiful, silky soft yarn base with the wonderful heroines from Jane Austen's inimitable novels.
This colorway was inspired by Jane Fairfax, the quiet niece of the talkative Miss Bates in Emma who appears to be nothing more than prim and proper but actually has become secretly engaged to a man who isn't free to marry her, leaving her future very unsure. I made her colorway lilac for romance, gray for the difficulties in her situation, and blue for her loyalty to a man who, in my opinion, doesn't deserve it.
I chose a slightly heavier lace-weight yarn for this. It is made of soft merino, silk, and sparkly stellina. The sparkle is definitely there but fairly subtle. This is not a superwash yarn, but honestly, any open lacework project would need to be washed by hand anyway, right?
I made eight different character colorways based on the personalities of the characters, and each colorway can be used with every other colorway to make whatever amazing lace project you can think of. I dyed each yarn in multiple layers, which creates a rather amazing glow and richness that can only be achieved by layering dyes. This is a time-consuming process but so very worth it for the result.
The last photo shows all the colorways in the collection. You can see the whole collection here.
Name: Jane Fairfax
Collection: Jane Austen
Yarn Base: Silky Sparkly Lace
Yarn Weight: Lace
Length in Yards: 875
Ounces/Grams: 3.5 oz/100 g
Contents: 75% merino wool, 20% silk, 5% stellina
Colors: Gray, Lilac, Blue
Instructions: Wash by hand and air dry flat.
Each skein of yarn is spun or dyed by me with loving care and contains a label with the yarn facts shown above. Your yarn is wrapped in tissue paper and shipped promptly, making a great presentation if you are giving it as a gift to your favorite fiber artist--even if that happens to be you!