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The Wool Journey Part 8: all clean and tidy!

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13 March, 2018 - 10:14 | Sue Blacker

Scouring and drying: the first stage of processing

We are starting with wool, mohair or alpaca (or indeed cashmere) which has already been sorted and graded and is therefore a pile of similar or mixed fibres ready to be transformed into felt or a yarn.

The Wool Journey part 7: fit for which purpose?

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26 January, 2018 - 17:19 | Sue Blacker

It is said that everything of a pig can be used but the squeak, and the same is true of fleeces!  But as not all fibre is wonderful, so even once the best of the harvested fibre has been selected and stored well, the fibre type will determine its end use.

Meet our lovely stockists!

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20 January, 2018 - 12:10 | Sonja Bargielowska

Here at Blacker we thought it was about time to give our lovely stockists some love, find out more about them below!


Name: Isla Davison

Company name: BritYarn – United Kingdom


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