WHAT IS IT?
Wool City Wool is a collection of British pure wool yarns spun exclusively to our particular specifications. With no air miles, no dyes and happy British sheep, these yarns are eco-friendly and helping to support British farmers and local spinners, winders and ballers (all of whom are based not only within West Yorkshire but within a few miles of our HQ). These simple, classic weaving yarns are variously spun from a blend of Suffolk, Shropshire & British Texel wools. Please note that we have a 2/16 pure wool and a 2/16 with approx. 20% nylon added to the wool content for extra strength.
WHAT'S IT FOR?
These yarns are spun particularly for weaving as they have a higher twist giving them extra strength and making them suitable for weaving in both the weft and warp. The nylon gives extra durability for projects that will need to wear well such as seat covers, cushions or bags.
As they are in their natural state, they can be dyed with hot water dyes or used as they are. Don't agitate them too much, though the high twist prevents most felting and shrinking, but gently stir and watch the yarns transform into the colours of your choice - whether solid or space dyed.
Braidmaking, Dyeing, Embroidery, Lacemaking, Tapestry Weaving, Tasselmaking, WeavingvWHY SHOULD I BUY IT?
It's difficult to find simple, undyed weaving yarns. Wool also has great thermal properties, buying British means it's a very eco yarn as sheep are free range, fair trade, the air miles are minimal and you're supporting British farming.
|Main Fibre Content||Wool|
|Price Per 100g||£2.99|
|Crafts Suitable For||Beading, Braidmaking, Crocheting, Dyeing, Embroidery, Feltmaking, Jewellery Making, Knitting, Lacemaking, Needlefelting, Tapestry Weaving, Tasselmaking, Weaving|
|Gauge or Tension||-|
|Yarn Count||2/16wc and 2/28wc|
|Ends Per Inch (EPI)||2/16wc - 36, 2/28wc - 42|
|Length||2/16wc - 2095m, 2/28wc - 3595m|
|When It's Gone It's Gone||No|
|Washing Instructions||Gentle Hand Wash, Hand Wash Unless You Want Felt, Do Not Agitate, Do Not Wring, Dry Flat, Do Not Tumble Dry, Medium Iron, Can Be Dry Cleaned|