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Suetsumuhana - Merino Silk Lace

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Part of 2020 "The Tale of Genji" Collection, which is themed in Japanese oldest novel written by a Murasaki Shikibu, noble woman and lady-in-waiting in early 11th century. The story mainly focuses on Hikaru Genji (son of the emperor but demoted to a commoner as his mother was low ranked concubine without strong family background) and his romance.
If you are interested in this novel that is still highly appreciated and loved in Japan, this Wikipedia page would give you some more information. 

Suetsumuhana was from a princely house, but lived in poverty after her parents died. She was described as very ugly with red nose, and Genji abandoned her for years. 

However she did not doubt him once and waited for him even in the poverty, until Genji finally made her one of his wives after seeing her waiting for him in the ruinous house.

I dyed this colorway to represent her somewhat homely but innocent and cute character.

Merino Silk Lace

Approx. 800m (875yds)/100g per skein


Superwash Merino 50%, Silk 50%


Our Merino Silk Lace is buttery soft lace weight yarn with subtle sheen from silk. It's wonderful for lace shawls or airy light garments, and for holding double with other yarn.

Due to the nature of hand dyed yarn, there is no "dye lot" and no two skeins are same. I'd recommend altering skeins when using multiple skeins for larger projects.


There can be knot(s) in a skein due to the production process.


Hand wash gentle in cold or lukewarm water. Lay flat to dry in the shade. Do not tumble dry.

I wash the dyed yarn thoroughly with wool detergent until the water runs clear, but hand-dyed yarn, especially in dark colors, may bleed for the first couple of wash. Please wash the item separately.


All my yarn is dyed and stored in a smoke-free, pet-free home.


I try to represent the color as accurately as possible in my item photo. However, the colors may look different by monitor.

Domestic (Japan)


All domestic orders are shipped by Yamato.

Shipping fee varies depending on the prefecture of the shipping address. Please refer to the following table for the detail.

  • Miyagi, Yamagata, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Nigata, Nagano, Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui, Gifu, Shizuoka, Aichi, Mie - JPY500
  • Aomori, Iwate, Akita, Shiga, Hyogo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Wakayama - JPY550
  • Tottori, Shimane, Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Tokushima, Kagawa, Eshime, Kochi - JPY600
  • Hokkaido,Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima - JPY700
  • OKinawa - JPY750



Process time for international orders: 2 to 7 business days.

International shipping is temporarily limited to some countries and an area in Asia as follows due to COVID-19:








I will closely monitor the international postal service situation, and will announce on this shop, Instagram and newsletter when I start shipping other countries again. (I am not planning to ship to EU due to custom duty and regulations.)