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Lithops -  Hand Dyed Polwarth/Silk/Flax Combed Top

Lithops - Hand Dyed Polwarth/Silk/Flax Combed Top

$ 19.00

In the undergraduate lab I worked in, I remember my advisor giving instructions on how to take care of the various plants in his office before he left for a trip. A collector of “odd” plants, among his collection was a pot that contained what seemed to be uniquely colored river rocks.  I was surprised to find out they were little succulents that had very cool camouflage.

This colorway is low immersion vat dyed, which means it will be a little different with every batch, with lots of variegation and different combinations of color as the colors mix—a wide variety of greens and browns, just like the Lithops.

This listing is for 4 ounces of hand dyed combed top  The base fiber is a custom blend of 62.5% Polwarth wool, 25% Tussah Silk and 12.5% Flax.  All spun up, it has a lovely body and drape that will soften over time from the flax content.  This fiber is dyed with Greener Shades Acid Dyes, which are professional acid dyes that are mostly heavy metal free, light fast and wash fast.  

This colorway is part of the Nentes Plantarum SAL being held in conjunction with The Homestead Hobbyist. 

Join us on Ravelry for SAL shenanigans at the HipStrings and The Homestead Hobbyist groups!

Floral image sourced from Wikimedia Commons.


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