British Bluefaced Leicester
50 g = 117 meters (127 yards)
Colourway: pylon – a limited edition hand dyed fluoro orange that is impossible to photograph! Think pylon orange with a bit more pink.
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.
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.