Gwalia Deserta XV


'O what can you give me?
Say the sad bells of Rhymney.


Is there hope for the future?
Cry the brown bells of Merthyr.


Who made the mineowner?
Say the black bells of Rhondda.


And who robbed the miner?
Cry the grim bells of Blaina.


They will plunder willy-nilly,
Say the bells of Caerphilly.


They have fangs, they have teeth
Shout the loud bells of Neath.


To the south, things are sullen,
Say the pink bells of Brecon.


Even God is uneasy,
Say the moist bells of Swansea.


Put the vandals in court
Cry the bells of Newport.


All would be well if — if — if —
Say the green bells of Cardiff.


Why so worried, sisters, why
Sing the silver bells of Wye.'


~ The Bells of Rhymney, Idris Davies 


This skein is available on two bases. 


A deluxe high twist sock weight, with a blend of 85% Superwash Extrafine Merino & 15% Nylon with approximately 360m per 100g skein!



A deluxe high twist sock weight, with a blend of 80% Superwash Bluefaced Leister Wool & 20% Nylon with approximately 365m per 100g skein. 

The fibre is soft, strong and perfect for socks, shawls and accessories.


All our skeins are hand-dyed in small batches using a range of professional acid dyes. We are conscious to be environmentally sound in our process and we, therefore, ensure that all the dye used is fully exhausted. We rinse the skeins until no colour remains, however, please be aware that a slight amount of colour bleed could occur and so we always suggest washing separately and by hand.


All indie dyed yarns are unique by virtue of the techniques used. This means that no two skeins will ever be exactly the same - the charm of indie dyeing!

Sing the Silver Bells of Wye

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