August 2019

The Cornish Garden Yarn Part One: the very special Merino and fine wool in our 14th Birthday Yarn

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30 August, 2019 - 11:00 | Sue Blacker

We have used English Merino and Romney wool as the fine wool components in this year's Birthday Yarn.

Some, but not all of the Merino in this blend comes from a flock which is now no more.  The last of Annabelle Spencer’s Falkland Merino sheep died at the grand old age of 19 last year.  We have been buying Annabelle’s Merino for over seven years and knew that as the 12 sheep, around 10- 12 years old when we started, became fewer and always a year older, this special source of wool would eventually, literally, die out.

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