Whiteface Woodland - Great Ocean Road - 100g

by Cat and Sparrow UK


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I am in love with this wool. It is from a rare breed called Whiteface Woodland, which was close to extinct 30 years ago, but thanks to the increase in interest in wool from rare breeds, it is now reviving.

The fibre itself is extremely springy, fluffy and crisp - it has a lovely hand, and spins beautifully. I love how it spins up as well - the yarn has lots and lots of elasticity, and I find it's very easy to spin evenly. It's just delightful.

This fibre is coarser than fibres like BFL and Merino, but I would wear it next to my skin quite comfortably (although I am quite hardy). It would be perfect for gloves or socks, as it's quite hard wearing, or for sweaters and hats.

The colour was inspired by my travels along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia, when I was lucky enough to live just down the road from there. It's a mix of deep and pale blue, and it's just divine.

Each braid weighs 100g, and is 100% Whiteface Woodland wool

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