Mendip 4-Ply (Sunny) – Gather (Limited Edition)
Mendip 4-Ply (Sunny) – Gather (Limited Edition)

Mendip 4-Ply (Sunny) – Gather (Limited Edition)

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This yarn is dyed as part of the Gather collaboration with Wild Wood Stitches

This listing is for the yarn only. If you are buying more yarn in addition to a bag set, use the code GATHER for 10% off the additional skeins. 

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Yarn specs
The yarn is woollen-spun in the UK from wool from a single flock of Shetland-cross sheep that graze the Mendip Hills in South-West England.

 

Mendip 4-ply: 

2-fold yarn
150 metres / 164 yards per 50g skein
Needle size: 2.75–3.25 mm

Hand-wash only, and lay finished items flat to dry.

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A note on the background of this yarn, as it is important to consider its environmental impact. The wool is sourced from an eco-farm less than 20 miles from where I live. Effectively the wool is a by-product, as the sheep are raised primarily for meat. They are part of a holistic management system to regenerate the soil where they graze, adding back nutrients to land that was previously dedicated to mining.

The wool is scoured, then spun at a small mill in Yorkshire. There are no plastic fibres and no superwash process involved – this means that this yarn, and whatever is made from it, will biodegrade. I do use synthetic dyes, but always ensure that the dye is exhausted in the pots so none is returned into the water system.