Gum Blossom Yarns
Saffron is harvested from Crocus sativa plants and has been used for over 3,500 years. Alexander the Great and Cleopatra used saffron in their baths, infusions, rice, and as a curative for battle wounds and depressive disorders. Buddhist monks previously wore saffron-dyed robes.
Saffron is used in dishes ranging from the jewelled rice and khoresh of Iran, the Milanese risotto of Italy, the paella of Spain and the bouillabaisse of France and the biryani dishes of South Asia.
This is saffron with an alum mordant, so the colour is sunnier and more golden. Pics compare the colours of saffron (3) with this saffron 1.
Being 100% European Linen, this yarn is strong with great absorbency and drape. This yarn is perfect for warm weather, summer garments, shawls and accessories (not baby items). Yarns are in-stock and ready to ship!
100% European Linen
3-Ply / 100gm / approximately 580m
Needle size: 3-3.5mm
Tension 24 stitches x 32 rows (10cm x 10cm square)
Gentle hand wash in cold water
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