The gem comes in a wide variety of colours and often has a rainbow of saturated hues within one rock. Tourmaline was highly collectable in the 1800s and was brought to Europe from all over Africa in large quantities by the East India Trading Company. Its colours are mainly due to Iron, Manganese and Magnesium, which each cause different colours respectively. Many varieties of Tourmaline are also magnetic!
This month’s collector colour is KPPPM fingering weight and features the rich amber colour of tourmaline with pops of olive and fuschia dyed using our “firework” technique.
KPPPM is spun from the finest merino sheep in the world. Plied for durability, this lightweight wool is soft, silky, and retains the natural elasticity of merino. An extremely versatile yarn, the Premium Merino is celebrated by fiber artists around the globe. Ideal for both hand knitting and crochet, as well as machine knitting, weaving and needlework; this yarn is perfect for creating dresses, slippers, sweaters, shawls, blankets, hats, and gloves... the list could go on forever!