From 1st April 2019, 5% of our sales at www.countessablaze.com and in-store will be used as microloans on Kiva. Kiva is a worldwide project specialising in microfinancing small businesses and individuals who are locked out of accessing business aid from mainstream banks and organisations.
Microfinancing gives people an opportunity to begin businesses, or grow them and a number are textiles based. Textiles based loans will be our major interest but we'll also lend to others.
Photo copyright of Brass Eye, a fkn hilarious satire show from the UK in the late 90s. Episode 2 was a report on the made up drug Cake from Czechoslovakia, which was known to activate the part of the brain known as the Shatner's Bassoon. Cake is neon yellow.
Superchunky yarn is all the rage. Also known as Pencil Roving, this yarn can be used for knitting and crochet but you can also spin it.
The merino has been superwash treated to prevent felting and shrinkage and with a dash of sparkling silver Stellina (a mix of polyester and nylon) you can rock your new project with some sass.
Due to the nature of how this yarn is dyed, every skein is truly unique and can vary!
Country of Origin
South African Merino processed in the UK
90% superwash Merino & 10% Stellina
200 grams / 7 oz
130 metres / 142 yards
10 - 12 mm
Notes about hand dyed yarn
Yarns are unique and there will be small differences between skeins, even if dyed in the same batch.
Machine washable at 30 degrees but ideally hand wash in cool water and leave flat to dry.