We are now making ready for the long drive from Devon to Edinburgh Yarn Festival (very excited)!
We are in pre-show busyness – preparing and packing Tops, Socks and Yarns.
And we are adding the finishing touches to something very special to be unveiled at Edinburgh… our brand new yarn DEVONIA (more about that in just a mo’ but here is a photo to wet your appetite).
As we have now officially entered knitting season we can start to get very excited about sweater weather! Although the weather outside is making us want to wear anything but a sweater. But how quickly the colder nights draw in! (Phew this has changed in the last couple of days!)
It also means that it is that time for Yarndale! We are very excited! We will be off on our merry travels to Skipton next week preparing our stand for every one to come and say hello!
This week we have been busy rustling up yarns and Tops for you all! Becky has been working on a very special blend of our incredible local Blueface Leicester (from Exmoor) blended with super slinky A1 Mulberry Silk. She and John have made up a limited edition run of this and it will be premiering at Yarndale (70% Blueface Leicester / 30% A1 Mulberry Silk)
After 2 years of waiting, we have managed to locate the perfect fibre to produce a beautiful Devon bred and processed Bluefaced Leicester Top. And we hope you will agree it was worth the wait!
It has been selected from breeders on Exmoor and then graded and sorted at the South Molton Wool Board depot. Our wool agent, and close associate, Andrew Bowman of Wooltops, has then sorted the wool again removing 20% of unwanted kemps and inferior fibres.
The result is an exceptional BFL at 26 micron with superb lustre and a handle, unlike any other BFL on the market at the moment.