30th June 2022

It takes approximately 1 hour to make up 100g of fibre, some preparations take slightly longer than others. This means that at present dispatch times are approximately 6-7 weeks. Please let me know if you order is required before a specific date.

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Skiddaw Slate - Handpulled Rovings - 100g

Only 2 left in stock

£16.00

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As I was walking along the forest tracks around Beck Wythop, I noticed the cuttings that the Forestry Commission had had to make through the Skiddaw Slate.

Skiddaw Slate I have discovered was laid down almost 500 million years ago in a warm shallow sea, and in the intervening millennia, the soft sediments have been metamorphosed by tectonic forces and volcanic activity - producing this beautiful, shimmering, grey rock, with intrusions of rust brown iron oxide bands and white quartz running through it.

I have taken as the base of this blend some stunningly soft grey Teeswater fibres (approximately 70%) and blended it with extra fine white BFL and tussah silk in shades of rust, rich brown and deep grey. The fibres have then been handpulled into light, airy, soft rovings.

You will receive 100g of hand pulled roving nests in the Skiddaw Slate colourway. Most of these fibres will felt. If you do not wish them to, hand wash in cool water.