Black Sheep Wool
We use the yarn from the Black Welsh Mountain (which gives our darker shades) and the Welsh Mountain (the oatmeal colour) sheep breeds. When we started out the Black Welsh was on the endangered breeds list. Now, having as it does, a commercial future it is abundant in England and Wales. Its natural properties are perfect for the outdoor life: Warmth, comfort, durability, strength and beauty. But it also has the advantage of being naturally oiled which means it shrugs off dirt and makes it water resistant. Wool has protected man from the elements for centuries and it is no surprise that even with the development of man made fibres over the last few decades that it is now enjoying a strong resurgence.
The colours we are selling on the website are:
Light Grey Welsh ( natural undyed oatmeal colour)
Dark Grey Welsh (natural undyed browny/grey colour)
Natural Twist - Light grey and dark grey twisted together. (natural undyed)