Catherine the Great (Catherine II; 1729–1796) was the czarina (empress) of Russia who ruled from 1762 to 1796. She was called "the Great" because she continued the Europeanization of Russia that was initiated by Czar Peter the Great (1672–1725). Born German princess Sophie Anhalt-Zerbst, she married future Russian czar Peter III (1728–1762) in 1744. At that time she changed her name to Catherine. Peter became czar in 1762, but five months later a group of conspirators headed by Catherine's lover, Grigori Orlov (1734–1783), removed him from the throne. Catherine was proclaimed czarina and Peter was murdered soon thereafter. She began her reign by undertaking a series of "enlightened" reforms, which included drawing up a document that served as a guide for a code of laws. To implement the laws she summoned a legislative council that included representatives of all social classes except serfs.
Czarina. is 100% handspun mink fiber. I obtained A bag of fiber, but a very unique and very rare exotic fiber, mink fiber. Natural color tawny brown.
Gorgeous 100% mink yarn, handspun by me on my antique French triangle spinning wheel and then 2 ply. You will be on cloud nine while knitting with this yarn, use it once and will never use anything else again, the satisfaction is beyond words. Enjoy the luxury of real mink with peace of mind knowing that the mink is not harm in any way, healthy , stress free minks are gently combed often to gather this amazing fiber.
To qualify for the grade one prime ,fiber must be combed not sheared .And you will have here best of the best. The mink feed with a high protein diet for superior fiber quality and brushed often, this is how the fiber collected. Simply brushing the mink. The mink are cared for with love. They are very healthy and happy “little people”. Take advantage of this fantastic bargain.
Have a project in mind? Make something delightfully soft and luxurious for yourself or your loved one.
Fiber 100% mink
Weight 1 3/4 oz ( 50 gr).
If you love this yarn & do not know what you can create, just convo me & will help you with the ideas.
CARE: The twist is set in FIBRE WASH FIBRE RINSE from UNICORN FIBRE. For luxury yarn only luxury FIBRE WASH and FIBRE RINSE.
WASH: cool, hand wash with a gentle soap. Lay flat to dry.
Very important: I never tension or stretch my yarn.
Made in my smoke free home in my studio ” Little house on the prairie”. Thanks for stopping & looking in my shop! Wish you fun to create something special from my special yarn! LUSY.
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Another lovely treasury
On the last picture you can see a mink scarf. My friend spinner knitted for herself on 12-10-11. It looks litle grey, probbaly because I took the picture in the house. But this is the same mink yarn, I have in my shop for sale. Just want to tell you that here is enough yardage to make this kind of scarf, or neck warmer.