School of Flock is my new limited edition, custom spun, British yarn.
100% wool, British bred, spun, and dyed
70% Lleyn from Shropshire
30% grey Shetland from Somerset
Worsted spun, 4ply weight
50g/175m/191yd per skein
Suggested needles 3 - 4.5mm
The bulk of the fleeces come from my friend's flock of Lleyn sheep which roams the rolling Shropshire hills along with Texel and Suffolk sheep. The fleeces were processed and spun at the Natural Fibre Company in Cornwall and the yarn hand dyed by me in Yorkshire with natural dyes. The yarn is lofty and bouncy and warm, it will make great shawls, hats, gloves and scarves. There are currently six dyed colours along with the natural yarn. You can read more about the yarn at www.sylvantiger.co.uk
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Please allow up to 15 working days for your parcel to arrive in the UK, 20 in Europe and 28 Internationally. Parcels usually arrive more quickly than that, but those are the time limits after which I can report missing parcels to Royal Mail.
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- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
If you are returning an item, you are responsible for the return postage, unless the item is faulty. It is recommended that you obtain proof of postage for returns. Refunds will be processed once I have received the returned item. Returned items must be undamaged and in their original saleable condition.
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Yarn and fibre are dyed in small batches, multiple skeins may look alike but will not be identical so please buy what you need to finish a project. If using more than one skein for a project it is recommended to alternate skeins every few rows.
There are a few things that you can do to help prolong the life of your naturally dyed knitted or crocheted items. Treat them as you would any other wool or delicate items.
It's recommended that you gently hand wash your items in cool water (hand hot, rather the scalding hot), don't agitate them too much and gently squeeze the water out rather than wringing. Use a gentle PH neutral product. Many of the natural dyes are PH and mineral sensitive (it's what I find special about them and what enables many of the subtle colour variations), but that means that if you use a detergent that is very acid or very alkali you might end up modifying the colour in a way you didn't intend! So, stick with a PH neutral product, Fairy Liquid perhaps, and avoid any products with Citric Acid in.
Allow your things to dry naturally, rather than tumble drying, out of direct sunlight. Natural dyes are light fast, but, like synthetic dye, if you leave your items in a sunny window there will be fading over time. Wash dark colours separately.
Yarn and fibre are rinsed carefully until the water runs clear, occasionally a small amount of excess dye may rinse out in the first couple of washes.
I make every effort to ensure that photographs are an accurate match to real life, but computer monitors do vary a great deal. Some colours may also appear differently under artificial light.
All items are sold subject to UK laws and legislation.