Special One, you might be wondering what I look for when I choose a FIBER-ED subject (shhh! This will help you win the monthly yarn give-aways!) My personal favourites are those full of complex, layered personalities. Princess Di was a joyful girl who's love for an unfaithful prince lead her through royal marriage + royal drama.
I didn't look beyond Princess Di's relationship with Charles. I wanted this yarn to reflect the princess part of her life. She began as a bright young woman but slowly her quirky golden heart started to hide from the strict royal eye. Her huge heart often stirred the royal pot, for example her work with AIDS victims caused many a fight in the castle.
Princess Diana's yarn has shots of red bamboo to show her extensive humanitarian work across the world with the Red Cross. Natural coloured flax + oatmeal alpaca bring back old English roots, providing us with that soft foggy feeling of Old English families + tea.
The creamy white bamboo is a nod to the fairy-tale in Princess Diana's life. She officially started her royal journey with a wedding ceremony every girl in England + beyond was in awe of. This trail of wedding white dances throughout the skein, calling us to remember in the good + the bad Princess Diana was, sometimes against her will, firstly a fairy-tale woman.
Cocoons of pink Cotswold dot this yarn. Cocoons are often the first art yarn technique we learn + locks the first funky fiber we try. To a Fiber Artist cocoons formed from locks are an unmistakable sign of a quirky spirit. Lastly I chose to corespin this yarn around a rainbow yarn to represent the constant ray of colourful light Princess Diana was to the people of England + beyond. Her heart was always at the center of her actions, wrapped up in the blanket of her fairy-tale.