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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

Staff Profile: Dan

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31 December, 2017 - 23:09 | Sonja Bargielowska


What is your job role?

I am the new storeman/sorter – my role is to book in the fibre and issue it out to the production area. I also have to sort the waste (dags, vegetation etc.) from the useable fibre so it is ready for scouring. We scour the fibre to ensure it is as clean as possible before moving onto the next stages in the mill. I am also trained to run other machines such as those for gilling and spinning when this is needed.


Staff Profile: Alice

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13 November, 2017 - 14:43 | Sonja Bargielowska


What is your job role?

I am currently an intern at Blacker Yarns / The Natural Fibre Company, although I am studying Textile Design at De Montfort University, specialising in woven textiles.


Describe a normal day at the mill?

The Wool Journey Part 4: Wool Attributes Amongst Breeds, Natural Colour and Health

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23 August, 2017 - 14:00 | Sonja Bargielowska

Here we look at three important aspects of fleece and fibre: consistency/style, colour and animal health.

Consistency varies considerably between different breeds, within the breed and across the animal. We can have Gotland sheep, all of which have lustre longwool, with wide variations of thickness and crimp between different animals and a range of these across the body of an individual.


Blacker Brushwork - Our 12th Birthday Yarn

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18 August, 2017 - 12:10 | Sonja Bargielowska


One of the joys of having our own mill, is that it gives us the freedom to experiment and try new things.  For the last two years we've celebrated our birthday in September by creating a limited edition - one of a kind - yarn, and this year is no exception.  Like all our yarns the development of Brushwork was an organic process, which began with the fibre. 

Creating a new yarn range: Samite

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4 March, 2017 - 10:55 | Sue Blacker


As many of our avid readers will know, we have been working on a new Blacker yarn range, being launched this month!   This is a permanent addition to our ranges, designed to complement the others, providing a further range of textures and fabrics, a luxurious feel and adding to our colour palettes.   The colour cards are available right away and the full launch is on 23rd March, 2017.

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