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Wensleydale Gems Collection – 100% Wensleydale DK 

The amazing colours in the picture above show almost the full range of  the Wensleydale Gems Collection which is a stunning range of 100% Wensleydale Fleece in 20 striking shades.
Wensleydale is the perfect fleece for dyeing, this is because of the lustre and shine of the fibre. The dyeware accentuates this natural effect giving a beautiful sheen, allowing West Yorkshire Spinners (WYS) to produce stunning shades.
The new colour collection is called ‘Gems’ with each shade named after a precious stone, I think my favourite is ‘Fire Opal’ the orange colour on the right hand side of the image.

I think I might have to knit a ‘cardigan of many colours’ as I really can’t choose between them all!

Makeup – Size 100gm hanks (225metres)

Hand Wash 30°
Reshape whilst damp
Do not Tumble Dry



Oh wow!!

We have just had some beautiful DMC beginners kits come into the shop.  These embroidery and cross stitch designs are by Tamar Nahir-Yanai.  Each kit takes just an evening or two to complete and can be embellished with scraps of pretty fabric.  They are aimed at beginners and are a snip costing between £17.99 and £22.95.



Wensleydale Gems

New in from West Yorkshire Spinners is the wonderful Wensleydale Gems.

They are 100% pure British wool. As the name suggests the wool is from the Wensleydale breed of sheep which lends the yarn a natural lustre unlike your usual yarn.

The colours have to be seen to be believed as does the price. They are 100g hanks and are priced at £8.50 each and the ecru is an even more remarkable price at £6.50. They are labelled as a DK but we have found they knit slightly finer than expected from a DK and are quite happy on a 3.5mm needle.

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They look wonderful all in a rainbow in our British Wool section.

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Come along to the chapel and feel it for yourself.