EDWARD Pure Gotland grey yarn 100g balls DK ply S17

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100% Gotland wool, machine spun into 100g balls
Natural grey - 'Edward'
DK ply
167m per 100g ball
Spring 2017 shearing

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YARN WITH A STORY TO TELL

This beautiful fine grey yarn is from Edward, our serious ‘librarian sheep’, the one who would prefer to be quietly reading a book rather than rampaging around the hillside with the rest of the flock. Instantly recognisable by a monk-like cap of white fleece on his dark head, Edward hangs at the back but makes sure you know he’s there, often by creeping up and bumping you for a fuss when you least expect it. Edward's DK yarn has been a consistent bestseller - he's a very popular boy!

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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