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Clapdale Wool DK - Glencroft

Clapdale Wool DK - Glencroft

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A 100g hank of undyed DK wool for hand knitting & crochet. Manufactured exclusively by Glencroft from fleeces collected from two farms within 5 miles of their warehouse in Clapham, Yorkshire Dales.

This is undyed so is predominately a natural cream colour with a tiny amount of darker black and brown wool fibres.

The Clapdale Wool Project was launched to create a fully traceable yarn that benefitted local farmers with help from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Sustainable Development Fund. Farmers were paid a decent price for their clip and in addition 10% of the profits from the project will also go back to the farms.

The wool contains all the sheep breeds on these two Clapham farms - Dalesbred, Teeswater, Blue Face Leicester (BFL), North of England Mule and Texel. It has produced a beautiful DK weight yarn with a reasonably soft handle and of course has the gorgeous smell of real wool.

By purchasing this wool you are not only buying a yarn that will still be keeping you warm in 20+ years' time, you are helping to ensure that those farms can be sustainable and continue to supply wool - and lamb(!) in the future.

Glencroft have scoured, carded, combed and spun this wool entirely in West Yorkshire. This wool has travelled about 100 miles in total between the sheep who grew it, to be processed and spun, and then to our shop in Grassington, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. You can't get much more local than that!

Each hank also has a link on the label to two free knitting patterns created by local hand knit expert Sandra Oakeshott, for a bias scarf and a child's hat and scarf.

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