Gotland is an uncommon breed here in Britain with only around 1500 in the country altogether. They are an old breed of sheep having been developed on the Swedish island of Gotland over 1000 years ago. Fearniewell Croft’s Gotlands have a ‘hint of Shetland’ thanks to a determined tup a few generations ago. The normal range of Gotland greys is increased to include paler greys and a creamy white. The wool is typically soft and warm with a slight sheen and the addition of the Shetland genes, although perhaps reducing the lustre slightly, can be felt in the lovely soft handle of this beautiful wool.
White mini – undyed
Burnt Orange mini – fustic, quebracho, cutch & rhubarb
Grey mini – gallnut
Blue mini – indigo
This yarn has been beautifully spun by The Border Mill in the Scottish Borders and has a soft handle with slight sheen.