Hand Spun Pure Icelandic Aran Lopi Yarn
Several Skeins available of super soft, strong textured Icelandic Lopi Tarn. Using the Thel and Tog fibres to produce a unique, traditional yarn. Light Aran weight. Each skeins approximately 45 meters. 50g weight. 3-5 mm needles. Grey, Tan and Drk Brown colours available
The earthy colours reflect the nature of my fibre flock. Handspun in Ironbridge, Shropshire by a traditional textile artist with an exceptional skill. Buying this yarn will support 2 local, sustainable small artisan businesses and keep this wonderful flock full of character and woolly love thriving.
As a shepherdess I hand shear the sheep myself and work with various flocks around the country where I source the wool from flocks grazing nature reserves and from farms in the Yorkshire Dales, Sussex and Cumbria.
At WILD WOOL I help bring the animals in the world, raise and nurture them to live an eco friendly, organic (not certified) high welfare life. They are part of our family and well loved. In return they grow for me wool of outstanding quality. I own a mixed flock of Herdwick, Hebridean and primitive, short tailed Viking sheep - my Icelandic x Shetlands. These sheep come from remote Islands and landscapes where harsh wild conditions are the norm. Where protection is key to their survival. They have evolved to grow wool of double layers, tough fibre and a very long staple length to protect, insulate and survive.The colours come in a multitude of variations, all of which blend into their environment. The mountains, the rocky crags and the wild seas. These traits are all reflected in the rugs and and now yarn produce.
Bringing the wild indoors!