Spinzilla 2016 Colourway “Tea Leaves”
For this year’s exclusive Spinzilla colourway, we were inspired by a special tea from Thailand that is called Dok Anchan. This tisane is, interestingly, deep blue in colour but with a few drops of citrus will turn bright pink! It’s a gorgeous and spectacular transition to watch. (You can discover more about this tea here!)
We chose to design one colourway this year and dye it on three spinning fibre bases to show how the different fibres take on colour completely uniquely.
- SW Merino+Nylon // 85% superwash merino, 15% nylon. This blend is ideal for spinning sock yarns and the fibre takes the colours vibrantly and clearly.
- BFL+Silk // 75% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% tussah silk. This is one of our favourite blends of wool and silk. BFL is a soft and glossy wool that mixes with silk to produce beautiful yarn.
- Yak+Silk // 50% Tibetan yak, 50% cultivated silk. Pure luxury! Yak fibre is comparable to cashmere and this blend is remarkably soft and shiny. The yak is naturally a medium brown in colour and gives the entire colourway a warmer, more muted look and feel.
Each selection will include 100g (approx 3.5 oz) bundles of spinning fibre.