I raise historic breeds of sheep, primarily merino with a few dorset and cheviot. The sheep are raised on my small farm using 19th century farming methods whenever possible. The wool is processed on a mill made early in the 20th century that uses the same milling methods that have been in use since the 1760s. Then the wool is wound by hand into traditional skeins and labeled with a unique label with a picture of the sheep that helped to create the yarn.
All of my yarn is 100% wool, and all of the wool is from my own sheep. The color of the yarn is the natural color of the sheep. All of my yarn is sold in 50 gram skeins and the price is $9.00 per skein.
The medium weight (worsted) yarn is a two-ply and 50 grams equals approximately 100 yards. I knit six stitches per inch with this yarn using #5 needles. You can choose white/cream, light gray, slate gray (very dark) or brown in medium weight. (Note the photo with the eight unlabeled skeins in order: 2 white/cream, 2 light gray, 2 slate gray and 2 brown).
The fingering yarn is also two-ply and 50 grams equals approximately 235 yards. I knit nine stitches per inch with this yarn using #1 needles. You can choose white/cream or slate gray (very dark) in fingering weight.
Whether you are a living history interpreter or reenactor portraying the 18th, 19th or early 20th century, a staff member or volunteer demonstrating at a museum or historic site, or if you just want to fully experience a simple part of our foremothers' daily life, my yarn will make your work much more historically accurate.