NEW Simply Shetland 4ply: 20g mini-skein - Gean
This is one of four bespoke shades resulting from a partnership with a commercial dye mill in southern Scotland. These have been carefully selected and dyed onto our popular Hillfoots Blend 4ply base yarn.
Spun from the 2019 Fleece Clip, this slightly neppy yarn has been worsted spun giving a more drapey feel than our usual wool-spun and fluffy yarn, and comes in at 360m per 100g.
This is a soft deep red shade with flecks of the base colour clearly visible through it. It would sit well next to any of our undyed base shades, especially the undyed Emsket grey Hillfoots Blend, or any of the other 100g or mini-skeins.
Wild Cherry (prunus avium), or Gean is a Scottish native tree with white flowers April - May. Its leaves turn a stunning red and yellow in autumn. Wild cherry trees bear deep, red cherries which attract the wildlife. It's a tree which is abundant in local hedgerows.
Please note that this yarn will require a cold wash at the project blocking stage as a little dye-bleed might otherwise occur.