De Rerum Natura – Ulysse

7,10

De Rerum Natura – Ulysse

7,10

De Rerum Natura Ulysse (Gilliatt’s little sister)  is a fabulous ethically produced Merino wool which is a wire wool carded blend of French merino (Hautes Alpes Region & Provences Arles ) and European Merino (Portugal). The sheep are raised in the most environmentally friendly way possible for the animals and the recovery of their wool. All manufacturing stages are carried out in France with constant concern for limiting treatment and energy expenditure.

Ulysse is spun in two plies and is a light yarn, soft and delicately fluffy that will be perfect for fair isle, fine twists or highlight a beautifully rustic lace. It comes in natural colours from the mixture of brown and white fleeces and dyed colours on the natural base which is a mix of brown and white giving it a lovely rich depth.

Ulysses to the hero of the Odyssey in love with his Penelope. This is a warm and soft wool, beautifully wild while being very soft.

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Cross & Woods carries Cyrano, Gilliatt and Ulysse – these yarns can be found here

To make the yarn the fleeces are washed and freed of impurities and plant debris. The fibres are then carded to increase the amount of air they contain and mixed according to the desired colour. These  fibres are spun into a first roving yarn which is then twisted three times for Gilliatt and twice for Ulysse. The yarn is put into hanks for dyeing or washing according to the colours. A completely biodegradable ecological softener is used by the spinning mill 
The skeins are then wound into balls which are lovingly labeled with recycled paper in Rennes.
Gilliatt owes its name to the handsome, obstinate and constructive hero in Workers of the Sea by Victor Hugo and Ulysses to the hero of the Odyssey who is in love with his Penelope. They are warm and soft wools, beautifully wild while being very soft.
Gilliatt and Ulysse are carded wool yarns from a new breed of white merino bred in the Alpes de Haute-Provence and black merinos recently established in the Creuse thanks to the initiative of the Lainamac association and the spinning mill of Rougnat who takes care of all the stages of manufacture.

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