It seems a long time since Yarndale when I chatted to Lara at the Natural Fibre Company (part of Blacker Yarns) about spinning up a new yarn for us.
Lara spent a lot of time discussing different options with me.
The yarn had to be spun from fleece grown in the UK.
We also wanted something a bit different – a yarn with character rather than yet another generic merino blend.
What we really wanted for a yarn which would work beautifully for garments as well as accessories.
What we ended up with was even better than I’d hoped.
Our new yarn is a blend of 85% UK Wensleydale and 15% UK Shetland.
Each 100 gram skein is approximately 400 meters long and will cost £18.50
This is a yarn with masses of character. It’s been spun with a high twist, so it’s designed to wear well.
My acid test…
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