Sunday 10 July 2016

Last Chance For Izzy Lane Cruelty Free Wool Crowdfunder + Jamieson & Smith New Yarn

Izzy Lane, who runs a woollen design business using the fleece from her flock of rescue sheep, is running a crowdfunding campaign to fund the manufacture of more wool from her 600 + strong herd.

Image courtesy of The Yarn Loop

Her target is to raise £18500, which will enable her to invest in the processing and manufacture infrastructure needed to produce 4ply wool from her British flock in many different colours.

Image courtesy of The Yarn Loop
As of today, Sunday 7th July, there are only three days left to go to pledge your support on Kickstarter. There are different 'rewards' available for different prices; for example £8 will nab you a ball of Izzy Lane wool in your chosen colour, and £125 will buy your a woollen Izzy Lane throw.

It's a great opportunity to ensure that none of Izzy Lane's fleece is wasted and for you to try some cruelty-free wool.

Jamieson & Smith's New Yarn

The Shetland wool company has a new addition to its coveted yarn range. Shetland Heritage Naturals is a range of six undyed colours in various shades of cream, grey and brown.

Image courtesy of Jamieson & Smith
The company says: "Shetland Heritage yarn recreates the original characteristics of handspan  'wursit' used in old Fair Isle garments. The yarn is replicated from that found in knitted Fair Isle garments in the collection of Shetland Museum and Archives."

Each ball is 25g, is described as slightly finder than 4ply, and costs £3.20. I haven't had chance to road test it but when I do I'll write a review.

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