Smaug, Chiefest and Greatest of Calamities


DSCF0889Further proof of the genius dyer at Inglenook fibres. Mother Macrina recently decided to shatter my fiber diet plans by releasing a series of batts inspired by the Hobbit. With a name like ‘Smaug, chiefest and greatest of calamities’ how could I resist? My nerdy little heart went all a flutter.

She took this image from ‘The Hobbit’:


And turned it into this unbelievable batt, which I haven’t touched yet.


But she also sent me this 50g sample braid to match, in a 50/50 yak/silk blend:


Which I have turned into this!


The Yak/silk is a challenging spin at first, so I spun from the fold. The results are just lovely and now I want more of it!

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