Our Cumbrian Tweed yarn is created from a blend of Bluefaced Leicester and Hebridean fleeces. This yarn has a depth of colour usually only managed by dyeing ‘in-the-fleece’ before spinning. By mixing the fine lustrous softness of BFL with the more hard-wearing mountain wool of Hebridean sheep we have produced a wonderful yarn with both strength and flexibility, eminently suitable for weaving clothing fabrics as well as fine woollen throws. Shade cards are available upon request.
We have chosen a range of eight beautiful colours, inspired by the fells and dales of Yorkshire and by the mountains and lochs of northwest Scotland, where some of the fleece is sourced. In its natural un-dyed state this yarn is a gorgeous silver grey. The tweedy look of the yarn as well as the quality of the yarn lends itself well to weaving tweed fabrics.
Please ask for a sample if you are unsure of the colour or weight.
- 80% Bluefaced Leicester, 20% Hebridean
- fleece sourced from farms in the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria
- spun in West Yorkshire, dyed in the Scottish Borders
- twist: z
- count: 1/14 ysw (approx. 7200m/kg)
- put up: on cone when available, otherwise 50g hanks/skeins