Little Grey Sheep - Hampshire 4ply
Little Grey Sheep - Hampshire 4ply
Little Grey Sheep - Hampshire 4ply
Little Grey Sheep - Hampshire 4ply
Little Grey Sheep - Hampshire 4ply
Little Grey Sheep - Hampshire 4ply
Little Grey Sheep - Hampshire 4ply
Little Grey Sheep - Hampshire 4ply
Little Grey Sheep - Hampshire 4ply
Little Grey Sheep - Hampshire 4ply
Little Grey Sheep - Hampshire 4ply
Little Grey Sheep - Hampshire 4ply
Little Grey Sheep - Hampshire 4ply
Little Grey Sheep - Hampshire 4ply
Little Grey Sheep - Hampshire 4ply
Little Grey Sheep - Hampshire 4ply
Little Grey Sheep - Hampshire 4ply
Little Grey Sheep - Hampshire 4ply
Little Grey Sheep - Hampshire 4ply
Little Grey Sheep - Hampshire 4ply
Little Grey Sheep - Hampshire 4ply
Little Grey Sheep - Hampshire 4ply
The Little Grey Sheep

Little Grey Sheep - Hampshire 4ply

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We zijn heel heel trots en super blij met dit bijzondere wolletje uit de UK. Toen ik tijdens Edinburgh Yarn Festival een aantal jaren geleden dit merk leerde kennen was ik er meteen ondersteboven van.

Maar helaas, vertelde Emma me, was er niet genoeg wol om door te verkopen aan winkels. Ik vroeg Emma aan mij te denken zodra daar verandering in zou komen. We hielden contact en vorig jaar kregen we een voorproefje toen we een kleine hoeveelheid mini strengen konden verkopen. En nu is het eindelijk zover dat we een van een paar exclusieve wol winkels zijn die het fantastische Hampshire 4ply garen van The Little Grey Sheep kunnen laten zien en verkopen aan onze eigen klanten en volgers. Ik ben super blij dat ik dit eindelijk met jullie kan delen.

 

This is Susie, wearing her dog whistle covered by one of our leather products

 

THE LITTLE GREY SHEEP

Susie is de herder en zorgt voor- en scheert de schapen. De vachten worden naar de spinnerij gebracht en komen terug naar de boerderij waar Emma het verft en labelt. Emma ontwerpt vervolgens patronen. Een klein en effectief team. 

 

Hieronder het bijzondere verhaal van de Hampshire 4 ply in Emma's woorden:

"We had a problem.
After Susie shearing, and us both hand sorting over 400 fleeces from our fine wool flocks, we ended up with a batch of fibre which did not meet the minimum 75mm length required for worsted spinning. But what to do? we couldn't bring ourselves to not use this luxurious, lustrous fine wool, but it couldn't be added to our current yarn. So as my Nan use to say, 'When in doubt hoard it' So we stored it.
Susie an experienced shepherdess and award winning shearer, spends the summer months shearing small flocks of traditional British breed sheep. Susie was very concerned as this beautiful fibre was going to waste. These  farmers had small flocks, which were truly loved and cared for, but were not producing enough fleece to warrant it being spun.
So we hatched a plan, to work with these farmers, and produce a blend from the county we call home. It was to be a truly British yarn, traditionally woollen spun and produced in Yorkshire. Working alongside skilled artisans that bring the heritage of  Yorkshires historic textile industry into the modern era. 
The Hampshire is a scrumptious lofty yarn, with good stitch definition. Once blocked the fabric blooms and has a silky quality which only improves with wear. Just right for a snuggly cardigan or a colour work project. The colours are based on the natural colours of our home county, working with the variegated base rather than trying to obliterate it with saturated colour.
Why love us and invest it our yarn?
History;
Our farm has been here since Tudor times. Historically low intensive mixed farming was the best way to keep disease down and biodiversity up. Preserving the countryside and native wild life through traditional farming practices continues to be our priority to this day.
British;
From start to finish, lambing, making the hay we feed, through to the scouring (washing) plant and spinning mill, right back to the hand dyeing on the farm. Everything is done in the UK. 
Natural;
Only pure virgin wool is used, no chlorine chemical treatments, no super wash just as nature intended. 
Artisan;
Each part of the process relies on the artisans expertise, it takes years of training to produce our yarn, but it takes something else as well. Passion. Everyone involved, is nuts about producing the best of British yarn from Susie shearing, Matt washing and Michael spinning. Lastly but not least me hand dyeing every skein for your enjoyment." 
Emma Boyles 

 

  • Material(en): 100% wol
  • Een streng : 220 m / 60 gram
  • Dikte: 4 ply / fingering/ sokken dikte
  • Stemmenverhouding:26 x 36 op 3,25 mm (voor een zachter aanvoelend breisel) en 28.36 op 2.75 mm
  • Naalden: 2.75 - 3,50 mm
  • Wassen: Handwas, plat laten drogen

 

Je hebt ongeveer 5 tot 6 strengen nodig voor een trui maat s-m (borstomtrek 86cm-91cm).

Dit garen is fantastisch voor kleurwerk, kledingstukken en accessoires. Wollig en warm maar vooral ontzettend mooi! 

PATTERN IDEAS:

Boyfriend Cardigan

Isabell Kraemer's Jaycee

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