Fresh from the mill :) I'm really excited about this new base that I've been working on for a while. It's a tweed yarn and the coloured bits are our own hand-dyed waste - the ties that we take off the hand dyed skeins. We save them very diligently and it's a labour of love.
We have been collecting the ties for a while and I finally found a mill that could process these, which means re-carding them, blending and spinning into yarn again. We have a batch of this lovely grey-ish tweed yarn with colourful speckles. I love how neutral it is with a colourful bit here and there. It comes in one colourway only and I think it's just calling for sweaters and cardigans.
We are always looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly and to minimise waste. On top of our thread waste we are using recycled wool, making 50% of the total content recycled. I love the result! It's soft, yet wooly and not superwash. It blooms beautifully after washing.
The composition is:
50% Falkland Merino Wool / 37.5% Recycled wool / 12.5% our Thread waste
230m (250 yards) on a 100gram skein
Hedgehog Fibres is calling this a double knitting weight yarn.