We love this base so much, we asked Bernie to dye up a batch especially for us!
Lofty, squishy and soft, this blend of 75% Blue Faced Leicester and 25% Masham (pronounced Massam) has a natural marbled appearance. When dyed, the result is an amazing colour effect due to the contrast of the brown Masham fibres in the background.
This yarn would make gorgeous garments, shawls, hats and accessories, although it may be a little soft for everyday sock use.
Ingredients: 75% Blue Faced Leicester 25% Masham
Length: 240m (262yd)
Based in beautiful Northern Ireland, Bear In Sheep's Clothing are a fabulous husband & wife team of talented indie dyers and podcasters. Bernie and Derek are passionate about luxury fibres sourced as locally and ethically as possible. For now that means British wool, spun in Britain.
Hand-dyed with love and care in Belfast, Bernie & Derek consider the health of the planet in every step they take: using non-toxic, heat and light fast acid dyes, and food grade citric acid as the setting agent. Every last bit of dye is exhausted from their pots. Water is reused and they use as little plastic in their packaging as possible. We love that it arrives here in giant potato sacks!
Bear's colour palette are often inspired by the Irish countryside, cult classics and cartoons, even a piece of jewellery! They absolutely love what they do and it really shows in their gorgeous yarns!