Sometimes the simplest stories and joys can be shared through colour. Every month, the team at SweetGeorgia has a little potluck lunch at the studio and each month, Charlotte has encouraged us to build our lunch menu around a theme. Here’s Charlotte’s story about our latest lunch:
Colour // Berry Fun, by Charlotte Lee
Every summer since 2014, I’ve gone blueberry picking. It is not an easy task because it requires standing or kneeling for three or four hours at a time. Sometimes I would kneel underneath the bushes, trying to find big ones covered by the layered branches. Holding up the branches and looking from bottom up revealed a whole other perspective in terms of colours — the soft pastel green from unripened berries and the deep blue-purple from the ripe berries. Sunlight shattered through the leaves, and for a brief moment, it felt like a secret hideout.
The fun extended to our SweetGeorgia Berry Challenge. Felicia just wrote about it recently on the blog but basically we have a monthly potluck at the studio and this past month, the theme was summer berries where the only rule was to bring a dish — any dish — containing berries. The team shared berry tarts, berry crumble, berry cake, berry ice cream and more! I’d say it was a “berry fun” day!
— Charlotte Lee, assistant production manager (Instagram @charlotte_milkteacup)
Yarn // Serpentine Sock
Serpentine Sock is a new blend for us to try. It’s 75% superwash merino, 15% nylon, and 10% Tencel spun up into a 4-ply fingering weight yarn. Each 4 oz (115 g) skein has approximately 430 yards which is typically enough to make a pair of women’s medium socks.
Tencel is a manufactured fibre, extruded from wood pulp cellulose using the lyocell process. Tencel claims to be more environmentally friendly than other similar man-made fibres. Being a cellulose-based fibre, it doesn’t absorb the acid dyes we use, resulting in a streaky appearance. Designed to have silk-like qualities, Tencel lends drape and shine to this beautiful fibre blend.
Fibre // Merino + Tencel
Merino + Tencel is a special blend of 50% merino wool and 50% tencel that is soft, shimmery and lustrous.
Merino and Tencel are a match made for the warmer seasons. Soft and warm merino blended fifty-fifty with cool and breathable Tencel makes for this shiny, streaky spinning fibre. Spin this up as a fine or light yarn and it will work up beautifully into a great lightweight shawl.
Interested in seeing what some of our Club members are making with their yarn and fibre? Check out posts by Rachel, Katrina, and Charlotte to see what they are spinning and knitting up with each monthly installment!
Each month, we dye a brand new, unique colourway for our Spinning Fibre and Sock Yarn Clubs. This post is all about what we sent out to our members in September 2017.
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