Clover – Hebridean 2 Ply
Alice Starmore Hebridean 2 Ply Yarn is made from premium quality pure new British wool, dyed in the fleece and skillfully blended into unique shades. It is hand-washed and dried in the Hebridean air, and supplied in hand-made skeins which may vary in weight. It is priced per 25g at standard conditions. All yarn is weighed to order on balances that are checked daily to ensure that you receive the correct total amount.
Clover is part of the Summer Isle range, which is inspired by the tiny Summer Islands in the mouth of Loch Broom.
When roads are upgraded in the Outer Hebrides, it is usually a case of replacing a single-track road with a two-lane version. Sometimes the old road is simply widened, but more often than not the line of the road is changed and the new one charges straight through the landscape instead of meandering as in quieter times. This leaves sections of the old road stranded off in the moor, rather like ox-bow lakes in a river system. They lie unused and forgotten, dreaming their own dreams and keeping their own counsel. It is then that the grass and wildflowers display their lust for life and the transitory nature of tarmac, for they start to reclaim the land back for nature. Clover is usually well to the fore. I like seeing its red and white clumps on little stretches of lost Hebridean highway.
The other spectacular place for clover is on the machair where it bursts out in a summer profusion of coloured clouds and drifts. We have chosen the red variety of clover for our Summer Isle colour. Its vitality reflects that of the plant itself.