The Carrie Blast Furnaces were part of the Homestead Steel Works and located along the Monongahela River in the town of Swissvale. They are now a National Historic Landmark, one of the few remnants of the sprawling Homestead Steel Works which belonged to Andrew Carnegie. They are the last remaining non-operative blast furnaces to remain standing in the Pittsburgh area. Nowadays they are a gorgeous example of urban decay, with art installations nestled into the ruins. Learn more from the Rivers of Steel
This Signature Blend features 37.5% Blue Faced Leicester wool, 25% Tussah Silk, 12.5% Black Welsh wool, 12.5% Zwartbles wool, and 12.5% Shetland wool and is sold in 4 ounce quantities.
Show in the listing photo is two different put ups of four ounces - this fiber is sold as a four ounce portion. On the top is a nest (most online orders are shipped as a nest in a plastic reclosable bag); to the bottom left is a chain. A one ounce handspun skein is show to the right of the fiber. Sample yarn is a 2 ply - how this fiber spins up will vary greatly depending on drafting method, thickness of single and other such factors.
Care: Hand wash in tepid water (we recommend Unicorn Fibre Wash), lay flat to dry. This fiber will felt!
Colors may vary according to monitors, but all effort has been taken to accurately depict the colors of the fiber.
This item ships for free within the United States and at a discounted rate internationally for all orders of $35 and more.