Sealy MacWheely

Ruis | Elder | Alba 4ply

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The Alba yarn collection is exclusive to Sealy MacWheely and has been blended and spun specially to my specifications with a unique blend of top quality British bred fibres.

Each colourway has been inspired by the landscape, language and folklore of the beautiful country of Scotland:

Ruis [Ruʃ] (Roosh) is the Scottish Gaelic name for the Elder tree, one of the most mystical and folklore-abundant trees within Scotland. Although there are myths abound about the Elder it is the medicinal qualities of both the flowers and berries that have lasted through to the present day. Elderflower tea is a traditional remedy for colds and flu-like symptoms, while elderberry drinks have long been prescribed to soothe coughs and sore throats. Despite the relative scarcity of the Elder tree in the Highlands and Islands, the parts of the tree used for dying were also important to the Harris Tweed industry. Blue and purple dyes can be made from the berries, yellow and green from the leaves and grey and black from the bark.

This yarn has been worsted spun for a soft yet rustic yarn, the perfect match of luxury and performance. Enjoy the softness of British Bluefaced Leicester, the durability of the Scottish Shetland and the luxury of the UK bred Alpaca, expertly blended for an exquisite feel that's built to last. Experience the warmth and comfort of this exclusive yarn – perfect for your special projects!

Semisolid yarns make a great contrast for your favourite variegated hand dyed skeins or can be used by themselves to add a pop of colour to your next project. They feature subtle tonal variations which add a beautiful depth of shade when knitted or crocheted up.

This range can be dyed to order, please contact me for jumper quantity requests. 

60% Superwash British Bluefaced Leicester 20% British Shetland 20% Grey British Alpaca 4ply Yarn

365m/100g approx


Made using professional acid dyes and although every care has been taken to ensure that the dyes are completely colourfast there may be a small amount of dye leakage during the first wash. 

Although every care has been taken to portray colours accurately please bear in mind that they may vary depending on your monitor.