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Mulheres de Bucos yarn

Mulheres de Bucos yarn

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This is an exceptional yarn produced by Ilídia Oliveira, one of the Mulheres de Bucos. The wool comes from a local flock of Bordaleira sheep from Entre-Douro-e-Minho, one of our native breeds. From shearing, the wool is entirely processed by Ilídia, from washing to spinning, through carding. This is a single ply yarn, mixed and irregular, created from the mixture of white and black wool in the carding phase. Spinning is completely manual, in a spindle identical to those that inspired our Portuguese spindles.
This mixed yarn was originally designed by Helena Cardoso, to be used in the scarves she produces with Mulheres de Bucos, with whom she collaborates continuously for years.

Producer: Ilídia Oliveira
Type of production:handmade
Local: Bucos
Yarn design: Helena Cardoso
Composition: 100% wool of sheep breed Bordaleira de Entre-Douro-e-Minho
Thickness: 5-6mm needles
Structure: single ply
Approximate weight per skein: 120gr

ABOUT ILIDIA: Ilídia Oliveira lives and works in Bucos, a small village in the municipality of Cabeceiras de Basto. Since she was a little girl, she has been working with wool, from sheep to loom. She is also part of the Mujeres de Bucos, a group of women who regularly gather at the Casa da Lã to work the wool and is considered the best spinner of all. Since 2011 I have been recording her work and her know-how, which she has shared with me unreservedly over these years and it was thanks to her that I took the first correct steps in the wanderings of Wool. If you've been following Saber Fazer for some time, you might think you don't know Ilídia, but in fact you've seen her here many times, illustrated by Maria Helena Silva, on our postcards, on the website, in our studio.

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