We design our single-breed yarns to emphasize the character and strengths of each type of wool. Made with hand selected fleece from small farms in our local fiber shed, our goal is to increase appreciation and support for different breeds and share the satisfaction of finding yarn that is a pleasure to work with and adds to the success and long use of your project. Check the tabs for description and detail on each yarn to learn the provenance of the wool, yarn structure, gauge, weight etc and the about this wool tab for information and photos of the breed and fleece.
Designed especially for weaving traditional Scottish tweeds, this yarn comes in three colors on cones: an undyed natural gray heather that is consistent throughout the cone and two colors that are created by shifting blends of dyed wool and undyed grays on the carding machine prior to spinning resulting in a cone of yarn with long runs of color shifting intensity, blending to gray and back to color Fabulous skirt/vest/stadium blanket yarn. Compatible with the Romney with a little mohair.
-design: single, woolen spun; beautiful heathered colors created during spinning. -size: fingering weight, 25-26 wpi 1600-1900 yds per pound -care: hand wash warm with low agitation, lay flat to dry or can be dry cleaned.
-fiber source: hand selected fleeces from Stoneleigh Knoll Farm in Loudoun County, Virginia -fiber content: 60% North Country Cheviot wool, 40% Romney
A breed from the North of Scotland, North Country Cheviots are a smart, hardy sheep raised primarily for meat. The wool is a Medium type and traditionally dyed with natural dyes, spun woolen and hand woven into tweeds suited for a British country Gentleman/outdoorsman in damp cold winters. We blended in a little Romney for the natural gray.