1st September 2021

It takes approximately 1 hour to make up 100g of fibre, some preparations take slightly longer than others. This is why at present I have a dispatch time of approximately 3-4 weeks, depending upon numbers of orders.

UK shipping will be sent via Royal Mail (either first class or tracked 48) and all international orders will be sent using a tracked method. Once your item is shipped I will send you an email with your tracking information.

If you have any questions, or would like changes to a blend, or a custom order, please contact me at carol@fellviewfibres.co.uk

Degas' Dancer - Gradient Set

Only 4 left in stock

£17.00

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This gradient was inspired by one of the many paintings that Edgar Degas painted of dancers / ballerinas. This painting was completed in 1878. I was inspired by this painting (out of the 150+ that featured dancers) due to the colours of the dress. Instead of dark blue slowing transitioning to white, in this case the blue slowly transitions into a pale pink/lilac.

This blend is a move outside my comfort zone. I have specifically tried to use fibres that are unusual, or ones that I rarely use in my blends. 

In this case the fibre base for the blend is a wonderful fibre called Exmoor Blueface from John Arbon. It is a cross between Blueface Leicester and Exmoor Horn sheep. The resulting fibre is lovely! A long staple length like the BFL, but with a ‘grip’ that feels great when spinning. The colour comes from some beautiful shades of viscose – and finally for the immense amount of sparkle required (as anyone who has enjoyed watching Strictly Come Dancing / Dancing with the Stars will know - sparkles are a MUST!), I have added high sparkle trilobal.

This blend is not as soft as many of my blends, so some may not want to wear it around the neck area. However, the type of fibres used should make this a great blend for something like socks.

If you would prefer this colourway without the sparkles, just leave a message at checkout.