Colourway: Whirlpool of Corryvreckan
This colourway was first introduced in my 2019 Scottish Myth & Folklore Advent Set as Day 3.
The Whirlpool of Corryvreckan is a real place off the west coast of Scotland and the third largest whirlpool in the world. Many of the tales and myth surrounding this natural phenomena can be found easily on the internet. I like the idea that yearly the mighty Biera used the whirlpool to wash her shawl, which was then left on the mountains to dry. Upon lifting the shawl the mountains were covered in snow, signalling the beginning of winter. Mention of this can be found in Wonder Tales From Scottish Myth and Legend by Donald A. Mackenzie, Forgotten Books.
An additional tale of how the whirlpool gets its name is noted in the same text but can be found in further detail in Scottish Myths & Legends by Judy Hamilton, Lomond Books. This tale involves a challenge for the right of marriage and a test of true love that ends sadly.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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