ELIJAH & DOLLY Gotland/Teeswater/Mohair cream yarn 100g ball 2 ply S17

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100% Gotland/TeeswaterX wool, blended with Mohair
Machine spun into 100g balls
Natural cream - 'Elijah & Dolly'
2 ply
275m per 100g ball
Spring 2017 shearing


This very special warm cream yarn is from Elijah, the gentle giant of our sheep flock, and Dolly our elderly rescued Angora goat. Elijah is always respectful and never uses his considerable size to get an unfair advantage at feeding or treat time. Dolly had a terrible life in a farm park before being saved and brought to Brinsley Animal Rescue in Nottinghamshire, so weak and thin that she didn't have the strength to hold her head up. She came to our sanctuary in August 2012 and has never looked back. Dolly's rescue story will be sent out along with Elijah's postcard.

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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