Garthenor No 6 - Super Chunky (Organic Ryeland in Silver Birch) - 100g

/ skein

Product Description

Minimally processed and beautiful, Garthenor's yarns are produced to the highest organic standards.  Garthenor's Number 06 is a super chunky yarn, ringspun in Cornwall using single flock Ryeland wool sourced from Ceredigion, Wales. 

About the Breed

The Ryeland is one of the oldest English sheep breeds going back seven centuries when the monks of Leominster in Herefordshire bred sheep and grazed them on the rye pastures, giving them their name. The wool resists felting. The staple length is generally 8 cm to 10 cm, with a fibre diameter of 25 to 28 microns. The fleece on average weighs 2 kg to 3 kg.

At one point in history, they were considered to have the finest wool of all British breeds. Queen Elizabeth I was given 'Lemster' wool stockings and liked them so much that from then on she insisted only on 'Lemster' Ryeland wool.

About the Garthenor

Garthenor’s mission is to promote and provide a variety of sustainable, organic & British wool products in an ecologically responsible way. Every single product Garthenor produces is Certified Organic by The Soil Association to Global Organic Textile Standards.  Their yarns are never dyed or bleached.  There are only ever 2 substances that come into contact with the fibres during processing: a gentle detergent and a spinning oil.  Both of these liquids have been approved the Global Organic Textile Standards, and are fully biodegradable. In 2003, Garthenor became the first fully certified organic yarn in the world.  

This item is sold as a 100g skein.  We are happy to wind the skein into a ball for you (just leave us a note to do so in the comment box). Please note that all skeins once wound into a ball are non-refundable.  We only carry washed versions of this yarn, i.e oils used in the spinning process have been removed.