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Yarn review & giveaway: Blacker Yarns, Tamar

Mandarine's Yarn review & giveaway: Blacker Yarns, Tamar
Mandarine's Yarn review & giveaway: Blacker Yarns, Tamar
Mandarine's Yarn review & giveaway: Blacker Yarns, Tamar
Mandarine's Yarn review & giveaway: Blacker Yarns, Tamar
 

 

Today I'm so excited to share a yarn that will very soon be available.

I've been a huge Blacker Yarns fan since their very beginnings. I have tried a couple of their yarns in the past including the Organic Wensleydale and also the Westcountry Tweed that I actually used as a sample for my Woodland Tales mittens submission.

This new edition of Blacker is a lustrous blend of British wool, all blended together to create the most luxurious fiber. When I first discovered the yarn, I honestly thought that there was a tiny bit of silk in there. How could the yarn be so shiny without silk? - that is what I thought when I first touched the skein and held it close to the light.

As I was swatching with the yarn, I tried to imagine what I could create with such a beautiful fibre, and the only thing that came to my mind was a shawl. It must be a shawl. A long and drapey one that would mimic the movements of the water and river which gave it its name.

 

 
Tamar is a lustre blend yarn with a fluid sheen, reminiscent of flowing water and the river which gives this blend its name. This luxurious lustre yarn has been worsted spun to enhance the fibre’s inherent drape and shine.
Tamar is made from historic Wensleydale, Cotwold, and Black Leicester Longwool, which are the most distinctive British breeds. Tall and elegant with long lustrous ringlets of wavy fleece, the fibre is smooth and sleek with a distinctive silky sheen.
 

 

Tamar is available is 15 different dyed shades and 3 natural ones in a 4ply (fingering) weight or a DK weight. Blacker was generous enough to offer one of you lucky winners a skein of Tamar 4ply in the Tresillian colorway. To enter the giveaway follow@blackeryarns on Instagram, and tell me in the comments below what you would like to create with this yarn (make sure to include an email address in your comment).The giveaway is open internationaly until Friday (25th) 2016, 11pm GMT+2. Good luck!

The giveaway is now closed, congratulations to Claire!