The Portuguese Man of War is a strange creature, that is actually a colony of individuals called polyps. The Man 'O War has a gas filled bladder, that allows it to be transported around the oceans by currents and winds.
The tentacles beneath the bladder are between 10-30m long, trailing along in the water. These tentacles are designed to paralyse small fish and other prey. Sadly, they are also responsible for tens of thousands of stings on humans in Australian waters alone each year.
However, when studied closely, these venomous tentacles look beautiful (see the inspiration photograph).
I took 21 micron merino in shades of pink, blue and mauve and blended them with mulberry silk and tussah silk in shades of turquoise and purple.
These rolags will spin up into a smooth yarn with shimmer and drape. The merino in the blend will felt. If you do not wish the fibres to felt, hand wash in cool water.
You will receive 100g of rolags in the Deadly Beauty colourway.
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Overseas customers are responsible for paying taxes or customs charges.
Shipping from United Kingdom
Items will be sent via second class post (UK) or air mail on the first possible day (Monday - Saturaday). Proof of postage will always be obtained.
UK customers can upgrade to first class postage. Overseas customers who wish to order large number of items please contact me for more precise postage costs or postage upgrades.
I hope you are very happy with your purchase as I take great care whilst blending and spinning my fibres. I always try to photograph and describe each item accurately, however, if you find that you get a horrible suprise on delivery a refund will be given if the item is returned in original condition within 14 days. The buyer will be responsible for the return postage, and will need to gain a proof of postage
I always get proof of postage and will replace anything that gets lost in transit.