The Artist’s Assortment is a carefully chosen palette of hand-dyed yarns designed with the adventurous Fiber Artist in mind. The Neutrals assortment contains sixteen (16) colors of finest quality superwash, 100% merino wool sold in 50-yard skeins . This yarn can be used in knitting, crochet, needlepoint, embroidery, collage, kumihimo, machine-wrapped cord, freelace and freeform creations. It loves knitting needles from size ’O’ to ’8′ and a crochet hook size ‘B’. It is the perfect yarn for Bargello on size 18 canvas or tent stitch on 13 or 14 mesh. By itself it won’t felt, but combined with yarns and rovings that will, it can be a beautiful addition.
These yarns are particularly beautiful in stitches that use more than one color, like slip-stitch, fair isle, entrelac, and knit-one below. Use them for crocheted accents like popcorns, floral motifs, and corkscrews. They are resilient enough for embroidery and needlepoint and are not even phased by the very wet freelace technique.
The 16 neutral colors are an addition to the original Cottage Garden Variety of 28 colors, there are additional assortments that emphasize special aspects of this palette that are available in combinations of eight (8) 50-yard skeins. Each 50-yard assortment package includes eight (8) colors from our sixteen neutral colors selection.
For those who would like ideas and projects specifically designed for the “Cottage Garden Variety” Assortment, we have created a Collection that includes Entrelac, Bargello, Crocheted Floral medallions, Fair Isle, Freelace and Freeform. The Collection also includes crystals, beads, fancy yarns, canvas, custom hand-dyed fabrics, freelace paper, and instructions for projects in each technique.