Shearing is arguably the most important day of the year for us as fibre growers, it's the day that marks the ticking along of the farming calendar. We're writing a series of blog posts on all things shearing, and today we're covering why our logo is quite so important to us.
Shearing is arguably the most important day of the year for us as fibre growers, it's the day that marks the ticking along of the farming calendar. We're writing a series of blog posts on all things shearing, in this first instalment we focus on the calm, chaos and calm of the shearing day.
Today we’re having a look at Preseli and Number 2 - two polar opposite 4ply yarns. When stitched up, Preseli produces the most beautiful drapey garments with stitch definition to dye for (see what we did there…?), whereas Number 2 creates a much more woolly, rustic garment with much softer stitch definition. So whether you’re looking to make the drapiest shawl or a woolly jumper, we’ve got you covered.
We've compiled a list of our stockists in the United States for all our American customers, anyone who fancies a woolly road trip, or even any holidaymakers looking for their nearest yarn fix. Which one is the closest to you?
We couldn't be more delighted to work with one of the most versatile, adaptable, and healthy fibres ever created, here’s why… It is the natural, snugly fibre which you'll find on the backs of sheep, but it's also completely renewable, biodegradable, breathable, fire resistant, and most of all, versatile.
The behemoths of the wool industry, who collect, sort and sell over 80% of UK wool. We visited them in Newtown at their second biggest depot to see the process and chat to Andrew Hogley, CEO of British Wool.
We couldn’t be prouder to announce the much anticipated arrival of Aleks Byrd’s book ‘Traditions Revisited: Modern Estonian Knits’. A love letter to both Aleks’ heritage and knitting itself, Traditions Revisited is a collection of 19 beautifully crafted designs and hand drawn illustrations to guide readers through Aleks’ favourite traditional Estonian knitting techniques.
A clean, creamy white. The name Rigging was inspired by old sailing ships - the weathered white ropes of the rigging perfectly encapsulate this undyed shade. Not as harsh as bleached, artificial white.