Shetland Moorit wool, machine spun into 100g balls
Natural brown - 'Shetland medley: Louise, Heather & Socks'
280m per 100g ball
Spring 2018 shearing
YARN WITH A STORY TO TELL
This mixed fleece yarn in a beautiful, flecked mid brown is a medley of our three older Shetland girls: Louise, Heather and Socks. Their fleeces weren't quite plentiful enough at the last shearing to produce our usual single sheep yarn, so we blended them together instead to create a trio of Shetland Moorits! Louise, Heather and Socks are retired ewes who have a home for life with us after producing lovely babies for a number of years - we have two of Socks' daughters with us here too.
Our high welfare artisan yarn is from a small mixed flock of sheep at our livestock sanctuary in Nottinghamshire UK. The boys were originally called The Hooligans because of their boisterous behaviour and unerring knack of seeking out trouble, and although the girls are generally better behaved, they also have their moments. And so Hooligan Yarns was born!
It’s essential for the welfare of sheep that they’re shorn at least once a year, but the fleece is often disposed of or given away for next to nothing. I liked the idea of producing a ‘single sheep’ yarn that promoted a high welfare message to support the charity. Our undyed yarn is machine spun in UK mills and individually gift packaged, with the name and quirks of each sheep provided as a story with each order.
Limited quantities are available owing to the size of flock – all current stock shown here, with updates twice yearly following the spring and autumn shearings.
Yarn sales go directly to support our charity Manor Farm Charitable Trust which offers lifelong sanctuary for livestock in need. UK Registered Charity No. 1173761.
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