Dulse – 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.

Dulse is part of the Sea & Shoreline range, which is inspired by the Hebridean coast.


On days when I rail at our wet and unpredictable climate, I have to remember the positive side. The Hebrides has some of the best beaches in the world, and if it wasn’t for the climate, our clear, unspoiled stretches of sand would be very different indeed. There are beaches that I choose for different moods, but if I had to pick a favourite – the beach that has everything – then it would have to be Seilebost (pronounced shee-la-bost) on the west side of Harris. It has high dunes with marram grass; machair with summer flowers; fringing mountains of ancient granite; a sea of supernatural blue, and a sweep of pale sand that is dotted with tiny shells of many colours, spread open like butterflies. I have therefore based one of our Sea & Shoreline colours from a recent walk along this beach.

I picked up a clump of dried seaweed, which was tangled up with fragments of shell, sparkling sand grains, and flecks of other types of weed. Dulse is based on this seaweed – a subtle green with a myriad of other shades to represent the fragments and streaks.