Our single ply Hebridean yarn is spun from a mix of hill and mountain wools. We blend the wools to create a range of undyed naturally coloured yarns suitable for weaving and knitting. Shade cards are available separately.
The majority of our Hebridean wool is sourced from the Windy Hall flock in the Lake District. Once part of the Storrs Hall Estate, where a flock of ‘St. Kilda’ sheep was first established in the 1870s, the Windy Hall sheep have been bred to be as close to the original parkland flock as possible. The main characteristic of this flock is a range of fleece colour, from grey to brown, rather than the dark black fleece more typically seen today. We do however add in some darker fleece from Hebridean flocks in Sedbergh, as well as our Black Welsh Mountain fleece from Scotland to create our New Nevis blend.
This is a good strong yarn eminently suited to warps as well as wefts. It also makes a surprisingly light and beautiful yarn for knitted lace shawls, holding the patterns extremely well.
We currently have a selection of three natural colours in stock:
- St. Kilda – pale silver grey
- Morar – soft grey-brown
- New Nevis – a very dark peaty brown
- source: Sedbergh, Tarbet on Loch Nevis, Windermere
- count: 1/12 ysw (equivalent to lace weight for knitting)
- approx. 6000m/kg
- twist: S except New Nevis which is Z twist
- Yarn is sold in increments of 100g, usually wound as hanks/skeins unless small cones are available. If you are interested in purchasing smaller or larger amounts please contact me directly.