SOCKMATICIAN EDITION YARN—BAKER

Ending the rainbow in the manner we began it, with a deep, rich and broody tone. This time, it's the opulent purple of a deep aubergine or plum, and this divine shade is called BAKER.

The Sockmatician Edition range is a 4-ply/Fingering/Sock weight yarn.

Price: £8.00
Weight: 50g
Meterage: 178m (195yd)
Fibre Composition: Australian Merino, Black Alpaca, and Possum.
Tension: 28 sts x 36 rows / 10cm (4in) on 3.25mm needles.
(This is only a rough guide: your tension may vary. Change needle size accordingly to get gauge)

Made in NZ by Skeinz.com and SOCKMATICIAN (That's me!)
 

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The Sockmatician Edition Yarn
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Europe: £3.50 + 70p/ball
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The Sockmatician Edition range includes the following colours (Click image thumbnails to view):
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BAKER'S STORY


GilbertBakerThe Baker referred to in this instance is Gilbert Baker.

This is the man who designed the Pride rainbow flag that has become the symbol of equality and inclusion all over the world.

The first version of the flag was designed by Baker in 1978, and initially contained eight different coloured stripes. The two colours that were in the original design that were later dropped when the flag became the six-stripe version that we know today, were pink and turquoise.

Originally, each stripe of colour represented a value, or virtue of the human condition.

Hot pink: Sex
Red: Life
Orange: Healing
Yellow: Sunlight
Green: Nature
Turquoise: Magic/Art
Indigo: Serenity
Violet: Spirit

It felt very important to me that I included Gilbert Baker's name in the list of pioneers for my collection for many reasons. Firstly, his flag is a symbol that I feel very strongly about, and it has become an important part of my life. It is something by which members of the LGBT+ community can feel a sense of belonging, and safety, and togetherness, wherever they see it.

As I was pinning the foundation of the entire collection around his work, it would have been very remiss of me not to take the opportunity to honour the man himself, as a way to thank him for what his flag has meant to me, and given to my community.

And finally, the sad timing of his death in 2017, the same year I was working on this range of yarn, put Gilbert Baker firmly in the forefront of my mind, and so this is my way of saying thank you to the great man, for the contribution that his art has made to my life, and to the lives of countless millions of others.


IMPORTANT AND USEFUL INFORMATION


Before placing your order, please click the following links for useful and important information about the products available on this site, and about using the Sockmashop.

THE GENESIS OF THE SOCKMATICIAN EDITION COLOUR RANGE: IDEAS AND IDEALS

SHIPPING FEES EXPLAINED

*IMPORTANT* HOW TO USE THE SOCKMASHOP

*IMPORTANT* PLACING YOUR ORDER (YARN ONLY), AND HOW TO GET IT RIGHT!

A NOTE ON RECYCLED FIBRE, AND WHAT IT MEANS

A NOTE ON MONOCHROME DYEING



 


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