Grace's Bravery available in 4ply, DK, Aran, Sock in Wool and Cotton

Grace's Bravery is part of my Angels of the North series celebrating overlooked great women of the North East. 

     In 1838 an ordinary daughter of a Farne Island lighthouse keeper became an overnight sensation and a symbol of Victorian bravery.

In the early hours of September 7th she spotted the wreckage and survivoriers of the ship Forfarshire from her room in Longstone Lighthouse. Her father decided that the weather was too rough for a lifeboat so Grace stepped up and helped her father row their small boat to the wreckage while giant waves crashed and thunder lashed down upon them. They managed to save 5 people (a further 9 survived and were rescued later) and row back to the lighthouse.

     Word of this heroic rescue soon spread and a 22 year old woman from Bamburgh became famous as a symbol of bravery and can do spirit. You could find her face on biscuit boxes, she received marriage proposals and even received a letter and grant from Queen Victoria. Some think the attention was overwhelming and she became ill with consumption and died just 4 years after the shipwreck of the Forfarshire.

     There is a monument to her where she is buried at Bamburgh Castle. It's a beautiful stone sculpture that points to her beloved Farne Islands, if you are ever in the North East it's definitely worth a trip to honor her valiant spirit. 

      I have based "Grace's Bravery" on the classic solid red and white of Longstone Lighthouse with added red speckles. This colour is slightly colour-pooling and would also work great at a christmas colour.

 

All base yarns have a 1-2 week processing time as they have to be hand dyed to order. Feel free to contact me if you have any special requirements.

 

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Organic Vegan Cotton 2ply Lace Crochet Thread - 425m per 50g -Perfect for Weaving, Lace Knitting and Traditional Crochet Organic Vegan Cotton 4ply Fingering - 400m per 100g

Vegan Cotton DK sport light worsted - 200m per 100g skein

Vegan Cotton Aran Worsted - 185m per 100g skein

Vegan Cotton 25g Minis DK - 50m Vegan Cotton 25g Minis Aran - 45m Superwash Merino Lace - 800m per 100gSuperwash British Bluefaced Leicester 4ply Fingering - 400m per 100g skein -Recommended for shawls, hats, scarfs and sweatersBritish Sock 75% British Wool 25% Nylon - 400m per 100g -Recommended for socks and other hard wearing items.Superwash British Bluefaced Leicester Double Knitting Light Worsted - 225m per 100g skeinSuperwash Merino Aran Worsted - 175m per 100g skeinSuperwash Merino Nylon Sock 20g Minis - 80m Superwash Pure Merino 4ply 20g Minis - 80m I only use the best of the best when it comes to making hand dyed yarn. These yarns are hand dyed with professional grade Procion MX dyes or natural dyes and then rinsed after the dyeing process. Please check the label for washing instructions when possible. It is preferable to hand wash to preserve the colour. Please be aware that there may be a small amount of dye bleeding out in the first wash (although this is unusual because I am very thorough with my rinsing). Drying in direct sunlight can also fade the colour over time, so where possible, please avoid. Please bear in mind that I dye skeins in small batches through kettle dyeing and hand painting. This leads to small variations even between skeins in the same dye lot so if you have a large project in mind, please contact me so that I can make sure you get skeins as closely matching as possible. Please bear in mind that whilst every effort is made to ensure the photograph accurately reflects the yarn colour monitors do vary. All Items come securely packaged with a special gift and washing instructions.

  • Return and Shipping Policy

    Ready for dispatch in 1–2 weeks
    From United Kingdom

     

    I gladly accept returns
    -Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
    -Send items back within: 30 days of delivery


    I accept exchanges or cancellations
    -But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

     

    Conditions of return
    -Buyers are responsible for return postage costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.


    The following items can't be returned or exchanged
    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
    -Custom or personalised orders
    -Items on sale

     

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