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Juicy DK in 'Half Breed'**

28.00
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Juicy DK in 'Half Breed'**

28.00
sold out

Juicy DK is a lush, silky, soft, smooth DK weight yarn made up of 100% Super wash Merino. This 8 ply fiber is springy, making it the perfect cozy sweater yarn. A generous 274 yards/100g. 

** The name for this yarn ‘Half Breed’ is our unconventional approach to fighting against the ideas of blood quantum and colonialism. Please see the note below from Candice, owner and operator of The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers.

  Originally a part of a series inspired by the movie Legends of the Fall. This colorway was specifically was inspired by the young girl 'Isabell Two' who's Dad is white, and Mom is native. At one point in the movie she talks about being called, Half Breed and then saying something to the effect of being half hawk, half gopher.

After months of thought and prayers into why I felt so adamant about this name, I came to the realization that this was the first time as a child that I had ever seen anyone on TV or Film that looked like me, had a family like me, or represented me in anyway. Why would something so menial matter to me so much? As a part native girl in a modern world, representation can end up defining self-worth. Healing from trans-generational trauma will be a lifelong endeavor. And only until recently, for the first time in my 34 years I understood that not only does my voice matter but it must be heard. I have chosen to take back the name Half Breed and make it something beautiful, soft, strong, and powerful. This Half Breed is not one of the past, but one of contemporary natives who live in the world of 'in between'. 

I hope that by putting my vulnerability and voice out there, you can respect my efforts. I do not expect everyone to agree with my approach, but I hope there can be a level of understanding.

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Juicy DK is a lush, silky, soft, smooth DK weight yarn made up of 100% Super wash Merino. This 8 ply fiber is springy, making it the perfect cozy sweater yarn. A generous 274 yards/100g. 

** The name for this yarn ‘Half Breed’ is our unconventional approach to fighting against the ideas of blood quantum and colonialism. Please see the note below from Candice, owner and operator of The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers.

  Originally a part of a series inspired by the movie Legends of the Fall. This colorway was specifically was inspired by the young girl 'Isabell Two' who's Dad is white, and Mom is native. At one point in the movie she talks about being called, Half Breed and then saying something to the effect of being half hawk, half gopher.

After months of thought and prayers into why I felt so adamant about this name, I came to the realization that this was the first time as a child that I had ever seen anyone on TV or Film that looked like me, had a family like me, or represented me in anyway. Why would something so menial matter to me so much? As a part native girl in a modern world, representation can end up defining self-worth. Healing from trans-generational trauma will be a lifelong endeavor. And only until recently, for the first time in my 34 years I understood that not only does my voice matter but it must be heard. I have chosen to take back the name Half Breed and make it something beautiful, soft, strong, and powerful. This Half Breed is not one of the past, but one of contemporary natives who live in the world of 'in between'. 

I hope that by putting my vulnerability and voice out there, you can respect my efforts. I do not expect everyone to agree with my approach, but I hope there can be a level of understanding.