Monday, 30 May 2016

Mineral Monday - Yarn bases

Well that weekend went by quick!  So here we are with another Mineral Monday.  Instead of covering one particular mineral I thought I would tell you all about the yarn bases we carry now.  Of course there is some rock talk involved!

We carry 4 bases at the moment so without any further ado here they are!

First of all we have our Metamorphic yarn base.

Metamorphic rocks arise from the transformation of existing rock types, in a process called metamorphism, which means "change in form". The original rock (protolith) is subjected to heat (temperatures greater than 150 to 200 °C) and pressure (1500 bars), causing profound physical and/or chemical change.

Our Metamorphic yarn is a worsted weight with 218 yards of 100% Superwash merino wool per 100g skein.   It is an 8 ply yarn that is super springy and squishy and would be wonderful for all of your winter accessories, including hats, mitts, scarves....the list goes on!

Next we have our Igneous yarn base.

Igneous rock is formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava. Igneous rock may form with or without crystallization, either below the surface as intrusive (plutonic) rocks or on the surface as extrusive (volcanic) rocks.

Our Igneous yarn is a single ply, bulky yarn with 76 yards per 100g skein.   It is made of 80% soft superwash merino and 20% nylon.

Perfect for those big chunky knits!

Now onto our fingering weight yarns!

First of all is our Pumice yarn base. 

Pumice /ˈpʌmᵻs/, called pumicite in its powdered or dust form, is a volcanic rock that consists of highly vesicular rough textured volcanic glass, which may or may not contain crystals.

Our Pumice yarn is a light and super soft yet strong single ply fingering weight yarn with 400 yards of superwash merino wool in every 100g skein.  When dyed this wool has such depth, it just draws you right in.  Perfect for lightweight shawls, sweaters, be honest this is my fave yarn we carry!

Lastly we have our Quartz sock base. 

What do you get when you combine the strength of granite and the beauty of marble?  You get quartz, a very strong and gorgeous mineral. 

Our Quartz base is a fingering weight yarn made of 75% Superwash merino wool and 25% nylon. It is a soft, springy yarn that shows stitch definition really well. Whether you want long lasting socks or a well wearing cardigan, this is our strong, long wearing fingering base.   It will be available in multiple colourways and makes a great first introduction into the yarn bases we carry at Seawall Fibres. 

We plan on expanding into other yarns in the future including some sport and Dk weights.  Some silk and cashmere will be available soon!

Have you checked out our new Etsy shop yet?  There are some really beautiful yarns still available.  If you follow our shop you will be one of the first to see the new yarns in the next update!  

Also, if you haven't had the chance yet there are still a couple of days left to enter our big giveaway on Instagram.  A pack of 3 skeins of our sock yarn is up for grabs!  Don't miss out!

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