Hand Dyed Yarn

Here is the list of hand-dyed yarns that are currently stocked and only some of these are available depending on which have been added to the latest shop update. 

Light Weight Yarns

Name

Description

Length

Weight

Price

Delectable 50% Merino 50% Silk 700m 100g £18
Finesse Nouveau 100% Ultrafine Merino 800m 100g £14
Floof 72% Mohair 28% Silk 420m 50g £15
Luminosity Lace 100% Mulberry Silk 800m 100g £21
Lustrous BFL Lace 55% Superwash Blue Faced Leicester 45% Silk  800m 100g £17
Lustrous BFL Heavy Lace 55% Superwash Blue Faced Leicester 45% Silk 600m 100g £17
Oasis Lace 50% Baby Camel 50% Silk  800m 100g £20
Sumptuous 100% Cashmere 365m 55g £20
Wisp 55% Silk 45% Cashmere 365m 55g £18

Medium Weight Yarns

Name

Description

Length

Weight

Price

Blimey 100% Superwash Blue Faced Leicester 385m 110g £16
Blush 80% Merino 20% Cashmere 400m 100g £20
Crush 75% Superwash Merino 25% Nylon  400m 100g £15
Crush Sport 80% Superwash Merino 20% Nylon  300m 100g £14
Desire Sport 100% Superwash Merino  262m 100g £14
Enchant 70% Baby Alpaca 20% Silk 10% Cashmere 400m 100g £19
Entwine 80% Superwash Merino 20% Nylon, high twist 365m 100g £15
Entwist 100% Superwash Merino, high twist 365m 100g £15
Exquisite Twist 80% Superwash Merino 10% Cashmere 10% Nylon 365m 100g £17
Flockly 70% Superwash Blue Faced Leicester 20% Silk 10% Cashmere 400m 100g £18
Gotland Rustic 100% Gotland Wool 270m 100g £12
Lovesome 60% Merino 20% Superfine Alpaca 20% Nylon 400m 100g £15
Lustrous 50% Silk 50% Superwash Merino 400m 100g £17
Luminosity 100% Mulberry Silk 400m 100g £21
Oasis Grande 50% Baby Camel 50% Silk  400m 100g £20
Opulent 100% Cashmere  183m  55g  £20
Ravish 70% Superwash Merino 20% Silk 10% Cashmere 400m  100g  £18
Selkino 70% Superwash Merino 30% Silk, singles 400m  100g  £18
Slinky Twist 80% Superwash Merino 20% Silk, high twist 365m  100g  £16
Smashing 75% Blue Faced Leicester 25% Masham 400m  100g  £16
Splendid  85% Superwash Extrafine Merino 15% Nylon 400m  100g  £16
Squash 100% Superwash Merino 400m  100g  £15
Tweedore  85% Superwash Blue Faced Leicester 15% Donegal Nep 400m  100g  £15
Ullvärme 100% Swedish Wool  300m  100g  £12
Voluptuous Skinny 80% Exmoor Blue 20% Organic Merino 666m  200g  £22
Voluptuous Skinny Petite 80% Exmoor Blue 20% Organic Merino 333m  100g  £11
Voluptuous Skinny Minnie 80% Exmoor Blue 20% Organic Merino 166m  50g  £6
Wriggle 100% Superwash Merino, singles 366m  100g  £16
Yaksino 60% Superwash Merino 20% Yak 20% Silk 365m 100g £18
         

Heavy Weight Yarns

Name

Description

Length

Weight

Price

Crush DK 75% Superwash Merino 25% Nylon  225m 100g £14
Desire 100% Superwash Merino - DK 225m 100g £13
Desire Bounce 100% Superwash Merino - Chunky 100m 100g £12
Enchant DK 70% Baby Alpaca 20% Silk 10% Cashmere - DK 225m 100g £18
Grandiose 100% Organic Merino - Aran 165m 100g £12
Lustrous DK 50% Silk 50% Superwash Merino 212m 100g £17
Oosie 100% Scottish Down Cross - DK 500m 200g £22
Tweedino 85% Superwash Merino 15% Donegal Neps - DK 212m 100g £13
Voluptuous 80% Exmoor Blue 20% Organic Merino - DK 512m 200g £22
Voluptuous Petite 80% Exmoor Blue 20% Organic Merino - DK 170m 65g £7

 

Mini Skeins

Little Squashes 100% Superwash Merino - 4 ply - 80m x 5 mini skeins - 20g per mini skein - £16

Little Wrigglers 100% Superwash Merino, singles - 4 ply - 73m - 20g per mini skein - £4

Origin of Yarns 

Oosie is 100% British - it's Highland Suffolk which is a Suffolk bred in the Highlands and blended with a Scottish bred Cheviot. The classification for this type of wool by the BWMB is to class it as a Down wool due to its softness and shorter length. Consequently it is simplified and referred to as Scottish Down Cross. Spun in Devon.

Voluptuous is British using sheep bred in North Devon (the Exmoor Blue is a cross between the Exmoor Horn and Blue Faced Leicester) and the yarn is spun in Devon. The 20% organic merino now comes from the Falklands.

Blimey and Smashing are 100% British - grown in the UK and spun in Yorkshire.

All of the Blue Faced Leicester is grown in the UK - some is spun in Peru.

Most of the other merino comes from South America and the Falklands with the exception of Delectable, Blush and Splendid which come from my Chinese supplier, a superior mill based in Hebei province. The Opulent and Sumptuous 100% cashmere is fine quality Mongolian cashmere at approx.15.2 microns fibre width and 36mm fibre length.

All silk, cashmere and camel originate in China - some come directly from China and some are purchased through my UK supplier and come via spinners in Italy and Peru.

The alpaca is from Peru.

The Gotland wool is a traditional Scandinavian yarn, spun from Swedish wool from the Gotland sheep by a mill in Denmark.

The Swedish wool is collected by a company who can't bear to see this beautiful natural material go to waste as a by-product. They therefore gather wool from their local farms on the island of Öland and some on the neighbouring mainland and turn it into yarn. This wool can contain a blend of Dorsets, Suffolks, Dalasau and some Friesian milk ewes.