A fan favorite among A Hundred Ravens’ customers.”This well-formed statuette of a hippopotamus (popularly called “William”) demonstrates the Egyptian artist’s appreciation for the natural world. It was molded in faience, a ceramic material made of ground quartz. Beneath the blue-green glaze, the body was painted with the outlines of river plants, symbolizing the marshes in which the animal lived.
― The Metropolitan Museum of Art
A luxurious 55/45 blend of certified British Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) and silk, this superwash fingering weight is incredibly soft and a dream to work with. It is light and drapey with a soft hand but still provides excellent stitch detail. The wool and silk take dye beautifully, so the yarn shades come out bright and deep, with a lustrous sheen.
438 yards, 100 grams
55% BFL / 45% silk
Fingering weight / 4 ply