"Yarns that stand the test of time"
The Woolly Thistle is very pleased to have Kettle Yarn Co's Beyul yarn in stock for the first time. This gorgeous yarn shimmers and is off the charts soft. It's ethical production is of great importance to Linda, the dyer/owner of Kettle Yarn Co. She says:
My fibres are sourced from ethical mills, all materials and products carefully chosen to reduce negative impacts on the environment. For discerning makers looking for the most precious materials, all yarns are extensively wear tested and only the highest quality, scrumptiously soft but rugged blends make the grade for my yarns.
The Woolly Thistle is honored to stock Beyul, a luxury yarn, hand dyed by Kettle Yarn Co in Hastings, England.
Hastings is a town on England’s southeast coast. It's known for the 1066 Battle of Hastings, fought on a nearby field where Battle Abbey now stands. The Norman ruins of Hastings Castle, once home to William the Conqueror, overlook the English Channel.
Did you know that cashmere production is creating huge environmental problems in Asia which are, in turn, negatively affecting the global climate and animal welfare? In contrast yaks have a minimal impact on sparse grassland and every single facet of the yak is used for survival making them and their fleece extremely environmental.
A single Yak produces a mere 100g of down a year…one average skein of fingering weight yarn, making it a rare and precious fibre. Hand-combed or plucked, this short fibre sits between the most luxurious fine Cashmere and softest baby Camel in micron thickness and has a similar butter-soft handle and gloriously gentle halo… however – it has the added benefit of pilling less than either fibre.
Yak is durable, breathable, lightweight and its incredible thermal properties keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter.
So, hop on over to see the full range of shades available at The Woolly Thistle and snag some luxury for yourself.
Best wishes, Claire