Next, we’re extremely proud and honoured to offer some wonderful hedgerow-inspired wool, made specifically for the Hedgespoken Auction by Cecilia Hewett:
Two skeins of hand-spun wool by Cecilia Hewett, inspired by an ancient hedgerow and designed for Hedgespoken.
At this time of year, the ancient hedgerow gives us a glimpse into its secret world, as the leaves fall revealing the deep hidden pathways of hedge life. But it is also the time when that life becomes more vulnerable: the hunted must burrow deeper to escape watchful eyes, there is no barrier of leaves to prevent pollution by fumes and road salt, and the hedge-slashing machine comes to wreak its destruction. Thinking about a nature note to accompany this yarn, what came to mind was something like an old-fashioned rhyme, a charm of protection perhaps, a prayer, a wish for the safety of the old hedge and all who hide within and shelter beneath.The yarn is 100% wool from British Blue-faced Leicester sheep, in the dusky colours of the fruit of an old hedgerow, hand-dyed by Cecilia.The yarn is designed to be used for wool crafts: weaving, knitting, embroidery or felt decoration. But it would also be happy to nestle decoratively in a beautiful hand-crafted bowl or be worn as a necklace. The smooth yarn weighs 46g, measures approximately 94m and is 15 wraps per inch (a light double-knitting/sport weight). The coily yarn weighs 47g and measures approximately 15m.
Cecilia Hewett is a hand-spinner in rural Cumbria, producing yarns inspired by the detail of her local landscape. To find out more about her work and where it is exhibited and sold, visit http://www.facebook.com/ceciliashandspunyarn. The yarn is not usually sold online – this is a rare opportunity!
Bidding will start at: £30
Auction time: Tuesday 25th November 7.30pm (GMT)