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Nymphaea caerulea - Hand Dyed Polwarth/Silk/Flax Combed Top

Nymphaea caerulea - Hand Dyed Polwarth/Silk/Flax Combed Top

We currently have 2 in stock.
$ 19.00

One of my early graduate career  missions was to figure out which waterlily had the smallest genome (and would be best to use as a model for genetic studies for one of the earliest branches of flowering plants). Well, the waterlily with the smallest genome is Nympheae caerulea aka Egyptian Blue Lotus. It also happens to be difficult to get a hold of because of its hallucinogenic properties. (For a while I was convinced that my advisor was only sending me on exploratory missions to find out more about hallucinogenic plants...after the blue lotus I was sent to do research on Papaveraceae, home of Opium poppy.)

This colorway is a four color gradient going from bright yellow, to sky blue, light teal and then light amethyst.

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 source is Wikimedia Commons.


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