Fleeces are sourced locally from small communities in the stunning Outer Hebrides - an archilegago of islands flanking the Atlantic Ocean.
The scattering of seeds on the ground washed by droplets from a passing shower will bring new life, growth and renewal.
The irregular flecks and streaks of dark lofty Zwartbles blended into a Cheviot/Texel base is created by adding an extra element of hand-feeding to the carding process, and is one of the many gorgeous effects that we can create with Uist's unique Victorian card-line and creative mill team.
Fras has been used for the Nuuk sweaters from Laine Issue 1.
Fras also has a sibling yarn: Dìle, produced in negative colours. The two are stunning together and would make the most beautiful colourwork sweater!
Cheviot makes this yarn hardwearing, bouncy and resilient for a garment or accessory that will last you a very long time. Zwartbles fleece is dense and bouncy and known for it's natural deep, dark brown colour.
This yarn hasn’t been superwash-treated, so it will felt if you want it to, and it will make excellent candidate for steeking, if you’re brave enough!
We would describe this yarn as rustic but not itchy.
100% Wool (Cheviot, Texel & Zwartbles)