Deadly Nightshade

Deadly Nightshade

Also known as Belladonna, has been used in poisons, hallucinogens and sleeping drugs.  Ladies of the night would put a drop in their eyes to make their pupils dilate and appear more appealing.  It appears back to mythical times…. and is divine shades of purple and black.

Why am I blogging about Deadly Nightshade on my craft blog?  Only because I am currently spinning yarn that encapsulates both the colour and the seduction of the myth of Belladonna.  Natural black Huacaya alpaca and Mulberry silk dyed in shades of purple.

It is soft, glints of silky shine, and will be a laceweight 2ply for a decadent shawl.

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