We love our yarns and fibre products because they show the best of the characteristics of Wensleydale Longwool:-
all our production is Sussex Based from sheep to spinning and finished products. We are so lucky to have Diamond Fibre Worsted Spinning Mill only a few miles away - a truly talented and hands-on small-scale production. All our talented makers and knitters live locally too.
SHINE:Wensleydale Longwool is acknowledged to be the finest Longwool in the world with a unique structure and lustre. When this is combined with the worsted spinning process the result is stunning.
SOFT:The Wensleydale fleece is like no other: no guard hairs or Kemp wool, no alteration in substance from belly to back which makes every lock usable once it is graded for purpose.
STRONG:even one filament has an inherent tensile strength. Many fibres, either wool or mixed will break when stretched. Not Wensleydale and once it is worsted spun with all the fibres combed parallel its strength will enable it to last for years with minimum abrasion. This mean our fine yarns are just as strong as our Double Knit.......
SPECIAL:our yarns are produced in very small quantities!! Once it is gone it is gone and every run is different. We make for the discerning client who values quality above quantity.
All our products are 100% unblended Wensleydale wool.
Only the best quality fleeces or even just parts of them go for worsted processing.
To find out more about the worsted spinning process: Read More...........
It can take 3 years to collect enough fibre of the right tone and quality to make up a viable"run" in a particular, natural colour: Silver Grey, Taupe/Darker Grey, Bitter Chocolate, Charcoal Grey and Cream. Read More..........
In order to make up enough fibre, we also buy in some fleeces from other local Wensleydale Breeders whose flocks are well known to us or who have shared in our Breeding Up Scheme to re-generate the Gene Pool of Black Wensleydales.
When you buy one of our products you are helping to conserve Black Wensleydale Longwools as well as the Beech Hill Flock.
We sell the following Yarns in all four Natural Colours according to availability : Price ListFine/Lace Weight: this plied yarn runs out at nearly 400 yds per 100g. We use it for Shawls, Shrugs, light Sweaters, Socks etc.
Double Knit/DK: this plied yarn runs out at nearly 300 yds per 100g. This yarn is ideal for Scarves, Gloves, Tank Tops, heavier Sweaters etc.
DK Plus: this plied yarn runs out at nearly 200 yds per 100g and is twice as thick as the Fine . We use it for Scarves, Throws, Children'sTank Tops, Jackets etc.
NB Wensleydale is cool to the touch and warm to wear - you do not need it to be over thick or heavy even in winter.
We also sell the following Rovings and Combed TOPS for knitting and spinning or felting or.........Twisted Single Rovings: this wonderful ropy single ply fibre runs out between 30 -40 yards per 100g and we make Hats and Ski Bands and .......
Combed TOPS comes in all four colours in 100g quantities. Washed Locks for Handcrafters in 25g to 100g packs. These are approx. 5 - 7 inches long because we clip our sheep twice a year. This gives us the best fibre colour and quality.
To Find Out How much Yarn You need to Make and Item: Read More..................
To Find Out the approx. Cost of making an Item: Read More ..........
If you would like to discuss your personal yarn requirements, please email
We also provide our own Patterns if you would like to know more.