Corriedale wool, machine spun into 100g balls Natural mid brown - 'Cindy' DK ply 190m per 100g ball Spring 2017 shearing
YARN WITH A STORY TO TELL
Cindy is one of our Corriedale twins who lives with her sister Spice with the rest of our small flock of non-breeding ewes. Cindy and Spice are known as The Teddies as they look like little bears, with all the crimped fleece on their faces and their small well-rounded bodies. One of our younger sheep, Cindy is full of fun and gets incredibly giddy at feeding time, bouncing high in the air at the exciting thought of a bowl of FOOD! The Corriedale fleece is densely packed and soft, and Cindy's DK yarn is a beautifully springy rich brown.
Our high welfare artisan yarn is from a small mixed flock of sheep at our livestock sanctuary in Nottinghamshire UK. The boys were originally called The Hooligans because of their boisterous behaviour and unerring knack of seeking out trouble, and although the girls are generally better behaved, they also have their moments. And so Hooligan Yarns was born!
It’s essential for the welfare of sheep that they’re shorn at least once a year, but the fleece is often disposed of or given away for next to nothing. I liked the idea of producing a ‘single sheep’ yarn that promoted a high welfare message to support the charity. Our undyed yarn is machine spun in UK mills and individually gift packaged, with the name and quirks of each sheep provided as a story with each order.
Limited quantities are available owing to the size of flock – all current stock shown here, with updates twice yearly following the spring and autumn shearings.
Yarn sales go directly to support our charity Manor Farm Charitable Trust which offers lifelong sanctuary for livestock in need. UK Registered Charity No. 1173761.