Not My Prime Minister
Introducing the latest protest yarn from Baa Baa Brighouse – ‘Not My Prime Minister’. When we first floated the idea for this yarn among our customers, we were asked about the possible colourway. Would it be beige? Or perhaps manky off yellow? Well, it seems to us that our newly formed far-right, hard-brexit seeking government epitomises all that is ugly about the UK. Its racism. Its homophobia. Its misogyny. Its intolerance. Its utterly blinding stupidity.
Consequently, we wanted to create a yarn that was the polar opposite of ugly. We wanted beautiful and we hope you’ll agree we have achieved it. Our yarn includes multi-coloured speckles of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink and purple against a grey/blue and the palest of pastel pink/peach backgrounds. We wanted to use all the colours to represent all the people and all their glorious, wonderful, amazing, fabulous, diverse differences. The things that once-upon-a-time put the ‘great’ in Great Britain.
Like our previous protest yarns, ‘Bollocks to Brexit’ and ‘Love EU’ from our Brexit Special Yarn Box earlier this year, we will again be donating £3 from every skein sold to the People’s Vote campaign which is continuing to highlight the complete disaster that a no deal brexit would bring and fight for a second referendum.
‘Not My Prime Minister’ is a sumptuous lace weight yarn consisting of 80% Falkland Merino Wool and 20% Mulberry Silk, giving approximately 800m of exclusive hand-dyed, limited edition loveliness. Perhaps we should provide the imperial measurements, we wouldn’t want to upset the Whitehall grammar fascist now, would we?
Yarn: 80% Falkland Merino Wool / 20% Mulberry Silk
Ply: Lace Weight
Length: approx 800m/875yds
Tension: 40rs x 32sts – 10cm/4”sq
Care: Hand wash only, 30 degrees, do not tumble dry