Our Catawba color way was dyed with the 2018 Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF) in Fletcher, NC in mind. This fiber festival takes place at the end of October and is in a particularly beautiful and colorful part of the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.
The color way was born of the moody hues found in and around the Catawba river and is reflective of the flora, fauna, and waterways found there.
The Catawba, also known as Issa, Essa, or Iswä means "People of the River" and are a federally-recognized tribe of Native Americans, formally known as the Catawba Indian Nation. They live in the Southeastern United States, on the Catawba River at the border of North Carolina. Their language is of Sioux origin, and they are known as avid hunters and fisher-sans, with talents in both pottery and basket-weaving--skills preserved to this day.
For those of you looking for a new project for a single skein of Catawba, please visit our favorite One Skein Wonders projects area in Ravelry.
Fifty Shades of Gradient™ is a 2-ply yarn, fluffy and springy in the hand. It is available in tonal or contrasting ombre color ways and takes dyes beautifully. We use our SW Merino – Fingering yarn for our gradients allowing us to produce complementary tonals, variegated, and freckled yarns to enhance our gradient projects.
Please Note: The Fibre Studio custom dyes most of our yarns just for you. This process may take from 2-4 weeks before the yarn ships.