Arsenic and Good Taste BFL Silk Cashmere Yarn

Arsenic and Good Taste BFL Silk Cashmere Yarn

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Arsenic and Good Taste is inspired by Paris Green, the arsenic-laden 19th century pigment favored by my design bae William Morris. Morris was all about “good taste,” so the name is a play on the title of the classic movie “Arsenic and Old Lace” (starring my old school Hollywood bae Cary Grant.) Heh. It's made to be a next door neighbor to Luna Moth in a fade! 

Republica Unicornia's BFL Silk Cashmere base is 70% Superwash British Bluefaced Leicester Wool/20% Silk/10% Cashmere, 438 yards/100 grams, 3 ply (phew!)

It has a beautiful drape and sheen, and is ridiculously soft. It's not quite as a aggressively shiny as a yarn with a high silk content and it's LOVELY next to skin. 


Everything you see here is made with love and some swearing in fabulous Atlanta, Georgia. Yarn is ethically-sourced (museling-free) and dyed with professional, colorfast, lightfast acid dyes. 

Due to the nature of hand-dyed yarn, I recommend that you alternate skeins in larger projects. There are often variations even within the same dyelot, so if you need a larger quantity than is available here (say, for a sweater), we've got the solution for that! 

Some color bleeding is normal during the first couple of washes. I wash the bejebus out of my skeins, but some colors are just bleeders. 

Your handmade items are magical delicate flowers and should be treated as such. Handwash in cool water with a delicate detergent (I recommend Sock Soap from Tuft Woolens) and lay flat to dry. Machine wash at your own risk (I'm not responsible for anything that happens to your project during machine washing. Those things are violent.) 

Yarn is dyed in a pet-free studio. 

I do my best to make sure items are true to color in the photos, but monitors/eyeballs/etc. differ. Blues and greens are especially hard to capture (I'M LOOKING AT YOU, ELECTRIC MRS. PEACOCK.) 

If you have a problem with or a question about your purchase, please contact me directly. I'm a reasonable human being. 

Thank you for supporting Republica Unicornia!