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Colourway: Magic Ribbon
This colourway was first introduced in my 2019 Scottish Myth & Folklore Advent Set as Day 24.
Magic Ribbon was the only solid colour in the set and it stands out, in this aspect and because of its bold colour. This is exactly as I wanted. For me this is the distinctive red my mind conjures in any fairy-tale where red is featured, be it in shoes, apples, lips as red as blood or capes. Concerning this set in particular, the colour comes in the form of a magic ribbon found in the tale of ‘Finlay and the Giants’ found in Wonder Tales From Scottish Myth and Legend by Donald A. Mackenzie, Forgotten Books. It is a tale of giants, faithful dogs, magic swords and enchanted sons.
I am also quite fond of the version of ‘The Three Red Hats’ tale which can be found in Highland Folk Tales by Bob Pegg that features three magic red caps that enable the wearers to travel to faraway places in a night. The tale can be found in other books as well, but within this collection in particular, it is a good example of an old folktale being altered to fit within the current time the tale is told.All wool is hand dyed in single or small batches then washed and dried ready to be knit up into your own unique creation.
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