ELIJAH Gotland/TeeswaterX alpaca blend yarn 100g balls 2 ply

$21.58


Gotland/TeeswaterX alpaca blend wool, machine spun into 100g balls
Natural cream - 'Elijah'
2 ply
330m per 100g ball
Autumn 2016 shearing

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YARN WITH A STORY TO TELL

This lovely soft cream yarn is from Elijah, the gentle giant of our flock, who is always respectful and never uses his considerable size to get an unfair advantage at feeding or treat time. Elijah is also the 'guard sheep', and walks with me like a huge dog on patrol when we go to check the field perimeter fence. This batch of his beautiful Gotland/TeeswaterX fleece has been blended with white alpaca which has given the yarn an even more gentle feel.

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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