GUTHRIE Pure Gotland yarn 100g balls DK ply S17

$18.10


100% Gotland wool, machine spun into 100g balls
Natural grey - 'Guthrie'
DK ply
160m per 100g ball
Spring 2017 shearing

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YARN WITH A STORY TO TELL

This lustrous DK Gotland yarn with a great halo is from Guthrie, one of our smaller boys who is a cheeky chap, always on the look out for a crafty cuddle when the others aren't looking. As soon as you touch Guthrie, his tail stands straight in the air with pride and happiness. Every evening he finds his way through the crowd of boys to the front of the queue, where I find him tucking himself under my arm to get a fuss.

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 or scroll 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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