Westcountry Tweed

A lovely slightly felted tweedy yarn!  The fibre in this Double Knitting yarn is very special: the base is from a Shetland ewe crossed with either aTeeswater or Romney ram, so it is very soft and lustrous and all from a single farm in the Mendip Hills of Somerset, combined with a little Black Welsh Mountain wool from a small flock in Devon.  These wools are blended to a subtle heathered pale grey, scoured together and then "dyed in the wool" before carding.  A scattering of coloured neps (tiny balls of wool dyed in many colours) is added to the carded fibre before spinning.

This range comes in natural grey and eight heathered shades to reflect the moorland landscapes of the Westcountry. The coloured neps are selected for each shade, so the effect is very subtle, just showing an occasional glint amongst the heather! 

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