All Black Isle Yarns are custom spun with fleeces I hand select from local farms and small holdings. If you’d like to know more, this blog post explains my process from ‘field to skein’ and details all the love and care that goes into each skein. For information on each of the farms follow this link. And have a look here for more information about my natural dye process.
From summer 2019 I’ll be growing Black Isle Yarns with the intention of building a core group of several beautiful yarns, spun in larger quantities, which will be available year-round and supported by a suite of designs. I plan to develop one new yarn (with fleeces handpicked from local flocks as usual) each year and the first should be available from early spring 2020.
I’ll continue to produce most of the well-loved smaller scale yarns I have developed to date, and will no doubt add in other one-off specials as and when I come across beautiful wool I can’t resist!
The list below details the yarns available from summer 2018’s clip, most of which I expect to replicate with wool clipped in summer 2019. I am currently balancing relatively limited stock (due to unfortunate mill delays) to ensure that I have yarn available for shows but there will be a few online updates over spring/summer 2019 – if you’d like to know when the online shop will be updated please do join my newsletter………and if you have any questions please just ask (I can often put together a custom dye/order)!
|Coulmore DK||220m/100g||Worsted/3||North Country Cheviot Hogg (first clip)||Coulmore||The Natural Fibre Co.|
|Zwartbles Cheviot Blend DK/Worsted||160m/100g||Semi-worsted/3||Zwartbles & Cheviot 50:50%||Hedgefield Zwartbles & Orrinside Flock||The Border Mill|
|Zwartbles BFL Blend DK/Worsted||180m/100g||Semi-worsted/3||Zwartbles & Bluefaced Leicester 50:50%||Hedgefield Zwartbles & British BFL||The Border Mill|
|Gotland DK||190m/100g||Semi-worsted/3||Gotland (with a hint of Shetland)||Fearniewell Croft||The Border Mill|
|Gotland Alpaca DK||200m/100g||Semi-worsted/3||Gotland (with a hint of Shetland) & Alpaca 50:50%||Fearniewell Croft & British Alpaca||The Border Mill|
|Shetland DK||170m/100g||Semi-worsted/2||Shetland||Helendale Shetlands, Meadows Flock, Woodside Croft & Bogallan||The Border Mill|
|Cross-breed Blend Light DK||245m/100g||Semi-worsted/3||Bluefaced Leicester and Cheviot, Lincoln and Cheviot, Lincoln and Hampshire||Orrinside Flock||The Border Mill|
|Shetland Sport||275m/100g||Semi-worsted/2||Shetland||Helendale Shetlands, Meadows Flock, Woodside Croft & Bogallan||The Border Mill|
|Coulmore 4ply||350m/100g||Worsted/3||North Country Cheviot Hogg (first clip)||Coulmore||The Natural Fibre Co.|
|Killen Sock||320m/100g||Semi-worsted/2||Bluefaced Leicester & Mohair 80:20%||Craigallan & Wester Raddery, & SA Mohair||The Border Mill|
|Bluefaced Leicester Suri 4ply||330m/100g||Semi-worsted/2||Bluefaced Leicester & Suri Alpaca 70:30%||Craigallan & Wester Raddery, & British Suri Alpaca||The Border Mill|
|Bluefaced Leicester 4ply||380m/100g||Semi-worsted/2||Bluefaced Leicester||Craigallan & Wester Raddery||The Border Mill|
|Longwool Blend 4ply||305m/100g||Semi-worsted/2||Cotswold, Wensleydale & Lincoln Longwool||Orrinside Flock||The Border Mill|
|Coulmore Bruno DK/Light Aran||205m/100g||Semi-worsted/2||Cheviot x Valais Hogg & Alpaca 50:50%||Coulmore||The Border MIll|