British Bluefaced Leicester
50 g = 117 meters (127 yards)
Colourway: Loam – a hand dyed smokey quartz taupe/grey that pairs beautifully with Hythe kid silk Fawn.
NOTE: these skeins are currently hand dyed and will have the unique characteristics of this technique. Please note that the handle on the non-superwash handdyed is different from the commercial dyed. This is a natural result from handling when handdyeing.
Northiam is a worsted-spun yarn sourced, scoured, spun and dyed exclusively for me from the finest Bluefaced Leicester at a British mill used by fashion giants such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and Paul Smith.
This yarn is suitably luxurious, velvety against bare skin with long, semi-lustrous fibres that have a natural drape, holding a block beautifully. Spun with a rounded ply it has excellent stitch definition for cables, lace and other textures while creating beautifully balanced stockinette.The softest non-superwash Bluefaced Leicester you will ever feel, Northiam is low pilling with long-staple fibres that are excellent for both durable items and delicate lace.
[Amber Wheat Shawl by Sarah Shepherd in Amber, my Centaurea wristwarmers in Samphire, Iara Shawl by Renée Callahan in Northiam fingering Rosehip, Amber, Quartz, Shale and Caspian, Rosebay hat in Northiam fingering Thistle, Barley and Hythe kid/silk Quartz, Dani Sunshine's Ready or Not in Northiam DK Blackthorn and natural Canvas, Tecumseh by Caitlin Hunter in Canvas, Swift and Barley.]
In keeping with my ethical goals and standards, Northiam fibres and labour is sourced with British suppliers who abide by The Animal Welfare Act 2006 and its detailed subsidiary guidelines. My products actively work to support British Farmers and safeguard animals and the environment, endeavouring to make the wool industry sustainable for future generations by meeting the needs of the present.