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Sold Out, "Purple Cat", Hand-Dyed Devon, 4.5 oz, Fiber for Spinning, Felting, and Doll Hair

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All I thought when I saw this combed top come out of the crock pot was, "Oh, this reminds me of the purple cat from Eric Carle's 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear' book." Eric Carle had a way with color and I hope I do the purple cat just a wee bit of justice with this braid of roving.

In it you will find deep purples fading into dark pink, bits of white, and then rich browns and chestnut colors. When this roving is spun, the yarn will wash in and out of these colors instead of give defined stripes. Its also nice as a 2-ply.

You get 4.5 ounces of this magical, hand-dyed Devon wool combed top. This wool is great for spinning or spindling finer weight yarns such as DK, fingering, and lace weights. I myself spin this into fingering weight then ply it together to make an incredible yarn. Very soft and touchable. This fiber is great for any type of project like mittens, hats, or accessories.

My dyeing methods are exclusive to crock-pots with some hand-painting techniques without the use of plastic wrap and microwaves. I use professional, colorfast acid dyes to ensure the color quality. Do not be suprised however if a bit of color bleeds out in the soaking process to set your twist if you intend to spin with this roving.

Hand-wash in lukewarm water with mild soap
Lay flat to dry
This material WILL felt if adgitated
It is too be expected that some dye may rinse out after spinning. This is normal even though the wool has already been rinsed after the dye process.

Special note: I try my best to describe the colors in this yarn. However, monitors from different computers vary in their ability to convey true colors. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

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