As I was walking along the forest tracks around Beck Wythop, I noticed the cuttings that the Forestry Commission had had to make through the Skiddaw Slate.
Skiddaw Slate I have discovered was laid down almost 500 million years ago in a warm shallow sea, and in the intervening millennia, the soft sediments have been metamorphosed by tectonic forces and volcanic activity - producing this beautiful, shimmering, grey rock, with intrusions of rust brown iron oxide bands and white quartz running through it.
I have taken as the base of this blend some stunningly soft grey Teeswater fibres (approximately 70%) and blended it with extra fine white BFL and tussah silk in shades of rust, rich brown and deep grey. The fibres have then been handpulled into light, airy, soft rovings.
You will receive 100g of hand pulled roving nests in the Skiddaw Slate colourway. Most of these fibres will felt. If you do not wish them to, hand wash in cool water.
Wonderfully squishy and sweet smelling fiber nests, I look forward to experimenting with these nature-inspired colours. Beautiful blends, I am so happy with all of my order. Thank you so much!
Jan 18, 2018 by Anne-Marie
Now I've to begun to spin these wonderful, wonderful fibres and I love it
Dec 19, 2017 by Hekja Rotfuchs
Nov 28, 2017 by Melanie Hodgson
Beautiful, soft and delightful fiber. I love the subtle colors.
Oct 31, 2017 by mountainweaver
The fibre nests are soft and light and the colours are reminiscent of the rocks which inspired them and just as photographed. They are packaged in a sturdy box which keeps them airy and light.
They were dispatched promptly
Items will be sent via second class post (UK) or air mail on the first possible day (Monday - Saturaday). Proof of postage will always be obtained.
UK customers can upgrade to first class postage. Overseas customers who wish to order large number of items please contact me for more precise postage costs or postage upgrades.
Payment by Paypal or credit card at time of purchase please. Overseas customers are responsible for paying taxes or customs charges.
Returns & exchanges
I hope you are very happy with your purchase as I take great care whilst blending and spinning my fibres. I always try to photograph and describe each item accurately, however, if you find that you get a horrible suprise on delivery a refund will be given if the item is returned in original condition within 14 days. The buyer will be responsible for the return postage, and will need to gain a proof of postage . I always get proof of postage and will replace anything that gets lost in transit.