HATTIE Lleyn/DorsetX yarn 100g balls chunky ply A16

$16.44


Lleyn/DorsetX wool* and machine spun into 100g balls
Natural cream - 'Hattie'
Chunky ply
90m per 100g ball
Autumn 2016 shearing

[*Please note that this yarn may not be suitable for people with very sensitive skin]

YARN WITH A STORY TO TELL

This airy, bouncy cream yarn is from Hattie, one of five Lleyn/DorsetX sheep that we rescued from being sent to slaughter by our local farm park. This batch is pure Hattie - a robust, springy yarn with nothing added, and nothing taken away! Hattie is a large ewe with a curious, friendly nature. Her fleece is a natural wonder - so bountiful that we get four full sacks at each shearing! You can lose your fingers in the depth of her fleece, as giving Hattie a good squidge on her shoulder blades is one of her very favourite things. Oh, and she has a voice to equal her fleece - more of a bellow than a baa!

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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