GRENDEL Gotland yarn 100g balls Chunky ply A16

$18.10


Gotland wool, machine spun into 100g balls
Natural dark grey - 'Grendel'
Chunky ply
90m per 100g ball

Autumn 2016 shearing

YARN WITH A STORY TO TELL

This gorgeous dark grey yarn is from Grendel, who started life with us as a thin and poorly youngster who now more than makes up for it in terms of appetite! Grendel is a loving young chap whose bigger tummy makes for a distinctive silhouette on the field when counting the boys in and out of different paddocks. His fleece darkens with the seasons, and this batch from the autumn 2016 shearing is a rich, deep shade.

Our high welfare, single sheep artisan yarn is from a small mixed flock of sheep in Nottinghamshire UK known as The Hooligans. 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. Our undyed yarn is machine spun in UK mills and individually gift bagged, with the name and quirks of each sheep provided as a story postcard 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.

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