Neighborhood Fiber Co.

Community Supported Fiber

2 in stock
  • Community Supported Fiber

Neighborhood Fiber Co.

Community Supported Fiber

2 in stock

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Description

We have partnered with Gwen Handler of Hill Farm for a very special, limited edition yarn. Gwen raises Leicester Longwool sheep at her farm in Westminster, MD. We combined the fleece from Gwen's amazing sheep and had it blended and spun with 20% Tussah Silk at Sweitzer's Fiber Mill in Seven Valleys, PA. This is the ultimate homegrown, local yarn! If all goes well with this initial offering, we plan on making shares available twice year. More info on Gwen's farm can be found here

There are 2 weights available:

Light Fingering
80% Leicester Longwool/20% Tussah Silk
2 ply, 500 yards/4 oz

Sport
80% Leicester Longwool/20% Tussah Silk
2 ply, 380 yards/4 oz

Care instructions:
We recommend washing with Eucalan in cool water, as other brands of wool wash have had adverse effects on our yarn. Lay flat to dry.