Discontinued yarn base. 50% off to clear.
'Eanswythe'. A variegated light brown & ecru Bamboo blend sock base, speckled and splodged with brown, ochre and rust tones, reminiscent of old bones. The bamboo content provides a beautiful silky lustre to the yearn, and adds strength without the need for man made fibres.
Bones from a partial skeleton of a human female stored in our local church, St Mary & St Eanswythe's, were confirmed to be that of Eanswythe herself by a group of experts earlier this year. The remains had been hidden sealed within the church wall sometime during the reign of Henry VIII to avoid destruction by reformers, and then found and placed in an alcove by Victorian restorers, but careful examination and carbon analysis showed they were from one person, a female aged around 20 years old, with no signs of malnutrition (so wealthy and/or high status) and definitely from the mid 7th century. This fits with the story of a 7th century Kentish Princess who founded an Abbey on the site after finding a 'miraculous' spring of water at the top of the cliff. That spring is still in use today (we call it the Bayle pond), as is the site which has been a place of Christian worship since those early Saxon times. Read more about the discovery here: https://www.livescience.com/uk-earliest-saint-bones.html
The colours of this yarn represent not only the bones, but the stone, wood and metalwork, plus the faded frescoes, of the church itself.
Sock Yarn Base 100g:
70% superwash merino wool, 30% bamboo. 100g, 350m (approx).
Suggested needles 3-3.75mm.
We do custom requests:
Please note that custom requests such as a different base yarn or in larger quantities are easily achieved with no 'custom' surcharge added to the price. I am happy to oblige if I can, just message me and i'll quote you a cost and time scale.
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Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
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With damaged items take a picture and attach it to a convo, we will replace all damaged items with out further charge... this hasn't happened yet! Please remember should your postie decided to sit/stamp or otherwise destroy your item it's not our fault and contact us before you leave negative feedback so we can sort this out amicably!
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If you would like a custom order please convo us and we will agree a price, timescale and arrange a listing if you wish to go forward.
Aug 6, 2020
Lovely to knit this wool