The inspiration for The Painted Hive - Fall 2021 Story Collection is drawn from the vibrant painted bee hive traditions of Central Europe found in countries including: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Serbia and Austria. The painted hives are often found grouped in apiaries and the painted panels serve the dual purposes of identifying the hive's owner, and blessing the bees with imagery of saints, folk tales, and protective symbols. Read the full story here>>
Each Story Collection includes four mini skeins of worsted weight,100% superwash Wool milled in the U.S. The Painted Hive Story Collection includes the following colors:
Grassy Meadow - The vibrant and variegated grass green has flecks of lime and earth; evoking meadows rich with bee forage, the setting for misadventure in many folk tales.
Jester's Blush - This salmon pink has highlights of coral and mauve pays homage to the life lessons disguised as humor in many folk tales and satirical images.
Angel Blue - This royal peacock blue has subtle variegation and represents the biblical themes of Slovenian painted hives.
Devil Green - A dark hunter green with pops of teal blue and lime green, depicting the serpent-like creature that often provokes the country people in the painted hive panels.
Worsted weight, approx. 25 g each/45 yards (x4 mini skeins) 100% superwash wool 4.5-5.5mm/US #7-9, 16-20 sts = 4" Hand wash cool, air dry