ERNIE Gotland/TeeswaterX natural grey yarn 100g balls chunky ply S20


100% Gotland/TeeswaterX wool, machine spun into 100g balls
Natural grey - 'Ernie'
Chunky ply
95m per 100g ball
Spring 2020 shearing

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Ernie is one of our older boys, but is still a big solid chap - he's a Gotland/TeeswaterX sheep like his triplet brothers Entwhistle and Elijah, but the Teeswater genes are only visible in the length rather than the colour and texture of his fleece. If you didn't know, you would assume that he was a giant Gotland rather than a crossbreed. Rejected by his mum at birth for being a different colour to his cream brothers, Ernie was thoroughly spoiled by his human mummy to compensate, and as a consequence now thinks that any visitors coming to the field are coming to see him and him alone! This lovely chunky ply yarn has lots of rebellious halo fibres - a cheeky, attention-seeking yarn, just like Ernie himself!

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.

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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