Cinnabar - Virga Silk Lace
The colour story:
Cinnabar is a stone (mercury sulfide) that is a rich rusty red that was once used to create pigments for painting beautiful reds and russets. Cinnabar is a nod to that warm rust stone that was so influential (and toxic) and brought lush colour to our forebears.
As with all hand-made things, there is always some variation between skeins even within dyelots. If you plan to make a larger project, blend your skeins through transition rows.
The yarn story:
Virga Lace is a soft, lustrous and drapey 2 ply yarn made of 50% superwash Bluefaced Leicester wool and 50% tussah silk. This yarn will bring soft loft and good drape to your lace projects or can be held double with other fine yarns for a luxurious finished object. Please note that silk does not have any stitch memory and once blocked will not spring back so please block judiciously and handle gently while wet.
Meterage approximately 1050 meters