CRISTAL Pure Gotland grey yarn 100g balls 2 ply S17

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100% Gotland wool, machine spun into 100g balls
Natural warm grey - 'Cristal'
2 ply
340m per 100g ball
Spring 2017 shearing

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YARN WITH A STORY TO TELL

This beautiful fine grey Gotland yarn is from Cristal, perhaps the most well known of our female sheep as she's the one always at the front of the queue for EVERYTHING, hoofing visitors furiously for attention and treats. Born a teeny tiny quad, she had to really battle to survive and this accounts for her fighting spirit and 'ME ME ME' attitude out on the field! This particular batch of 2 ply yarn is Cristal's first shear lambswool - her baby fleece, in fact. The colour is really unusual - lots of warm biscuit tones mixed in amongst the lustrous Gotland grey.

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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