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Superwash Merino in Cassis Swirl Jam

A long long time ago, when I first got my hands on some superwash merino for the shop, I churned out this colourway which I felt I didn’t want anyone else to have. Yes, that’s the beauty of running your own shop – if no one else wants it, I’ll have it…and well, if I can’t have it, no else else can! LOL!

It was a technique that I had been working on and the resulting effect gave me a lovely splash of dark purple, dark red, grey and bright spots of pink here & there with some underlining white. Affectionately named Cassis Swirl Jam, this roving reminds me of those jars of peanut butter jam jelly and the barberpole effect in that jar between the brown of the peanut butter and purple of the jam jelly.

As I spun it up, I’m reminded of the effect I got when I worked on another roving dyed using the same technique. So far, I’m loving the results the singles have given off – a mix of solids of a variety of shades plus patches of barberpole and white. This beauty will definitely be a surprise when I’m done with the plying. I just can’t wait to see, really.

Now please excuse me while I get back to my spinning and writing about cattle supplies (?).

Cassis Swirls in Superwash Merino

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  1. i love this colourway! Do you mean Goober Grape peanut butter & jelly?

    Mabel Reply:

    Can’t remember the brand but if it’s purple, I’d think so! đŸ™‚

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