The Zwartbles comes from ‘Hedgefield Zwartbles’ which is the show name for Jim and Linda’s award winning flock. The flock is based on the edge of the small town of Beauly – set at the head of the Beauly Firth (just a few miles inland from the Black Isle). Jim clips his best youngsters early ready for the coming show season and these ‘shearling’ fleeces are used in this yarn. The wool has a softer handle than that of mature Zwartbles and the fleece is a beautiful rich bitter chocolate brown with less of the bleaching that comes in with age. The Bluefaced Leicester used in this blend is British.
This yarn has been beautifully spun by The Border Mill in the Scottish Borders and has a soft, plump handle.