It takes approximately 1 hour to make up 100g of fibre, some preparations take slightly longer than others. At present, expected dispatch time is 6-7 weeks (please contact me if you require something urgently - I may be able to help). If you would like an update on when your order is likely to be dispatched, please do not hesitate to contact me at carol@fellviewfibres.co.uk

UK shipping will be sent via Royal Mail (either first class or tracked 48) and all international orders will be sent using a tracked method. Once your item is shipped I will send you an email with your tracking information. Please note  - for some of the dispatch messages that I have sent from the shop email address have been delivered to spam/junk folders - so please check these folders to check for replies and tracking information.

If you have any questions, or would like changes to a blend, or would like me to to make up a custom order, please contact me at carol@fellviewfibres.co.uk

The Gathering Rolags - 100g

Only 4 left in stock

£18.00

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I adore Herdwicks, they have beautiful smiling faces and are hardy animals that can live unaided on the fells. Their colours change through life, the lambs normally starting out pitch black, with white tips to their ears, this black fleece then changes to a chestnut brown in their first year. Finally, this changes to grey as the ewes age. These lovely ladies are at least two years old by the colour of their fleece. I loved the way this photograph is basically monochrome with the flashes of red from markings (probably from the tups).

I tried to use naturally coloured fibres as much as possible in this blend. I have used locally sourced Ryeland, oatmeal BFL, New Zealand fibre, Zwartables and Manx Loughtan blended with red merino.

Most of these natural fibres are not as soft as merino, so would not be considered as suitable for next to the skin items. The fibres are more bouncy than merino, so the resulting yarn will have more body - great for a hat or gloves.

You will receive 100g of rolags (between 7-9 rolags) in 'The Gathering' colourway. The fibres in this blend will felt. If you do not wish them to, hand wash in cool water.

With many thanks to Angela Irving who has given permission to use her beautiful photograph of Herdwicks