Fibre Bases

targhee bamboo silk: 80% targhee, 10% bamboo, 10% tussah silk |100g | 24 microns | 100 mm staple

Targhee is a wonderfully soft wool. It is a very strong fibre with excellent elasticity and silky feel when spun. The silk and bamboo and shine and dimension to an already fabulous wool.

polwarth: 100% polwarth combed top | 100g | 22-25 microns | 125-175 mm staple

Polwarth is the perfect go-to fibre when you just need to spin, but don’t want to think to much. It is easy to spin any way you like, thick or thin, woolen or worsted. Polwarth will produce a yarn that has a nice drape, elasticity and bounce. It is next to skin soft, feltable and just an all-round perfect fibre!

merino silk flax 50% merino, 25% tussah silk, 25% flax | 100g  | 23 microns | 75-80mm staple

The soft merino blended with tussah silk and natural flax fibre produce a uniquely textured combed top and finished yarn.  The silk gives it a lot of shine while the flax add a more rustic feel to the unspun fibre.  It's amazing to see how the flax changes once it's spun and washed.  The key to spinning this fibre is to pre-draft a lot.  This will ensure that the wool, silk and flax are blended throughout the finished yarn.

bluefaced liecester:  100% oatmeal bluefaced liecester combed top | 100g | 26 microns |  85-90mm staple

Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) wool is fine and dense with a long staple.  It produces attractive, lustrous yarns that wear well.  The natural brown colour of the wool adds a lovely depth of shade that you don't get when dyeing white wool.

merino alpaca: 67% merino, 23% alpaca | 100g | 23 microns | 75-80 mm staple

The blend of Alpaca and Merino wool will produce a light, bulky yarn, perfect for winter weather garments. It's also buttery soft and incredibly easy and forgiving to spin. Making it great for beginners.

Each item we make is unique, and no two braids will ever look entirely the same, even within dye lots. We do our best to represent colours accurately, however variation will occur between screens.

All of our yarn is hand-dyed using professional acid based dyes and washed afterwards with scent-free detergents.  Some bleeding may still occur after the first wash.  We recommend hand washing and laying flat to dry. All yarn and fibre is processed in our smoke free, pet friendly home.