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Yarn is now available to buy, spun from the best Romney fleeces from 2016.

This beautiful, semi lustrous, semi worsted, light Double Knit yarn has been carefully spun at Diamond Fibres, a small, local mill, from 4 of the best fleeces from 2016's clip.

 

Each 100g skein is approximately 250 yards long with a WPI of 14.  It must be handwashed or dry cleaned only.  It is slightly rustic, fantastic to work with and also dyes very well.

 

There is a limited amount this year.  Next year I shall have DK and 4 ply available but once again, a limited amount from 6 fleeces, so please watch this space.

Diamond Fibres 

is based in Horam, East Sussex, 40 minutes drive away.  Roger Mobsby started setting up this mill in the 1980's and now has customers internationally.  He is able to take small quantities of wool, unlike most other mills, and can create yarns bespoke to the customers requirements.

 

I feel it is very important to use local services and suppliers so I am thrilled that Diamond Fibres is on my doorstep and has also been happy for me to visit and see my wool being

processed.

 

I took 4 fleeces in July 2016 weighing approximately 12kg.  10kg of this is usable and after washing out the dirt and lanolin, carding, combing and spinning it, I recieved 6.13kg of finished yarn in the form of 52 x 100g skeins.

 

I have made a short film following the wool from shearing to finished yarn.  Click the link to watch.

 

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BUY

 

Each 100g skein is £16.  

 

Postage in the UK is £3 for a small parcel.  

International postage is £9.70.

 

You can buy my yarn on Etsy.  Please click the link below.

Etsy

 

"Beautiful limited edition Barcombe Romneys DK will be added to my Etsy shop later today!  I was privileged to get my hands on this wool, raised and produced in Sussex by Susanna and the first 2 colourways are now dyed and dried"

 

"It is beautiful!  Softer than I expected too"

 

"Your wool really does dye up beautifully"

 

Thorndolly Yarns

 

"There is nothing I enjoy more than finding single-source yarn"

 

Kathy Tonegawa