I’d like to introduce you to my latest skein of wool:
Isn’t it lovely? It is Portland wool – a breed that I know little about. Not that this is an issue because it came with the following information:
Now isn’t that great to know? Whilst much of the yarn that I work with is produced by largeer companies, I do love the opportunity to use products from very small producers, like the beautifully dyed sock yarn I wrote about last week. This Portland wool is from my friend Hannah, who has just starting her hand spinning business, Spinning a Yarn. This is what she has to say:
I’m Hannah, and I find joy in following creative processes through, and advocating the use of local resources.
This is the start of me building a small business using wool and natural fibre as the source. As “Spinning a Yarn” implies, I want to tell a story about the products, from where they came from (right back to the specific animal where possible), what processes the fibre goes through, to the end product – whether that be selling raw fleece, handspun yarn, or finished item (knitted or woven). This also includes passing on knowledge and experiences to others via this [Facebook] page, or at workshops and events.
I hope you enjoy seeing how wool can be used, and how fabulous local (British) products are.
I love the idea that she would like to be able to tell you exactly which animal the fibre came from. So, if you are looking for some beautifully handspun yarn, why not get in touch with Hannah? [I think you can view her FB page even if you are not a registered user, but if not, drop me a line and I’ll put you in touch]
I haven’t yet decided what to make with mine, but I’m veering towards some knitted fingerless mittens and a hat if there is enough… if not, I’ll just have to buy some more, won’t I?