Local yarn for local knitters

Knitting with yarn from the Calder Valley

Now that Christmas is fading away and 2019 is in full swing, I have been able to get back into the creative design process a bit more. And Iā€™m really excited about the first two projects I have lined up and wanted to share a little background and work in progress.

Back in late 2017 I started working with two farmers who had their own Ryeland sheep. One of the ladies was a partner in a commercial farm and already used their fleeces to spin and sell natural Ryeland yarn through her own website. The other lady had a smaller flock that she cared for personally and was looking at sustainable ways to use the fleeces rather than binning them. The thing that really grabbed my interest with both of these was the fact that the sheep were reared less than 10 miles from my studio.

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