Bird Of Paradise Exclusive Blend
Full of Life and Vivacity! Flying high and catching the rays of the sun through it's iridescent wings in New Guinea in bird form, or sitting elegantly in our borders in flower form, bird of paradise is a joyous blend of stunning colours inspired by both forms which share it's name.
This Merino blend of colours is soft and beautiful. A real joy to spin or add into felting with it's mix of bright colours. If spinning, I would break it down into thinner slivers and spin them randomly to keep the colours separate. I think I'd then ply it either with itself or a plain yarn (I do love a barber pole) If I could be bothered then i think this would make the most fabulous 3 ply that changes and shifts as the yarn changes colour composition. With a blend like this the options are endless! These are just suggestions - I often get asked "How would you spin this?" but please do spin it however you like, there are no hard and fast rules on any fibre, but please DO send me photos, they make my day!
Make sure you buy enough for your project with our exclusive blends - they are limited quantities and once they're gone, they're gone!
Perfect for Spinning, Needle and Wet Felting, Mixed Media and adding inclusions to Weaving!
How much do I need?
This is a tricky question to answer because every project is different and spinners spin different thicknesses which changes how much meterage you get from the amount of starting weight of wool. So this is a guide, the rule of thumb is always get a little bit more than you think you'll need.
Needle Felting: 25g
Wet Felting: 50g - 100g
Spinning for fun: 100g
Spinning for socks: 100g
Spinning for scarf: 200g
Spinning for Jumper: 500g - 600g
Please note that whilst we make every effort to have a true representation of the colours, each monitor or phone screen is different and this can slightly change the colour. The best way to see them is to come in to the shop and squish them in person!