La Bien Aimée
The film Princess Mononoke tells the story of a young warrior prince, Ashitaka, who travels to a magical forest to be cured of an evil curse.
On his travels, he encounters an ongoing conflict between Princess Mononoke, a human raised by the wolf god Moro, and a village of humans ravaging the earth.
Like many of Miyazaki’s films, Princess Mononoke explores the eternal tension between nature and human destruction through an incredible use of color.
The color Mononoke is inspired by the princess herself, who wears the pale beige fur of a wolf on her back, and whose fair skin bears brown tribal markings and the scarlet smear of animal blood. The base of this color is variegated, and blends pale beige through a warm, light gray and into a mid-toned cool brown. Speckles of midnight blue, forest green, rusty brown, and blood red decorate this colorway.
The color Evergreen Forest takes inspiration from the magical forest that is home to the great forest spirit who shapeshifts from the form of a deer to that of a giant nightwalker. Miyazaki based this magical place on the ancient forests of Yakushima, a Japanese island. The base of this colorway blends a very dark and lucious forest green with a very warm mid-tone green, and it’s touched by a very light dusting of rusty speckles.
These brand new colors will be available on a dye-to-order basis. This means that we have reserved a limited capacity in our dye schedule, and once you place your order, we will begin dyeing and preparing your yarn especially for you! Orders containing Mononoke or Evergreen Forest could take up to 2 weeks to prepare, and any other items in those orders will be put on hold until the entire order is ready to ship.
Big Merino: 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon, 70m (77yds) for 100g
Merino Aran: 100% superwash merino, 166m (182yds) for 100g
Merino Sport: 100% superwash merino, 325m (355yds) for 100g
Merino Singles: 100% superwash merino, 366m (400yds) for 100g
Merino Super Sock: 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon
- 100g: 425m (465yds) for100g
- 50g: 212m (218yds)
- 20g: 85m (93yds)
Kumo: 74% suri alpaca & 26% mulberry silk, 300m (328yds )for 50g
Twist Nouveau: 100% Non-Superwash Merino, 400m (437 yds) for 100g
Cashmerino:75% Superwash Merino, 15% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 433m (473 yards) for 100g
Merino Bouclé: 100% Merino, 200 m (218 yds) for 50g
Merino DK: 110% Merino, 230 m (252 yds) for 100g
Movie still credit : Studio Ghibli.