I’m really excited to now be stocking yarn from Fox and Forest, a local company based near Newton Abbot in Devon . Look at this lovely pile of gorgeousness.
The yarn in sourced from John Arbon in Devon and it is all British yarn. Some skeins are a blend of alpaca, merino and nylon, some organically farmed merino. The skeins are all hand dyed by Tamsyn using natural dyes, some of which are gathered from the Devon countryside. The labels have intriguing combinations – rhubarb, logwood and cochineal and weld and cochineal for example.
And the skeins have lovely names – yellow nectarine, Aurora and this one, Icebergs, which is actually 4 mini skeins of different shades of blue.
I had a go at dyeing with natural ingredients years ago – great fun, but not very successful. My wool coloured with onion skins turned out rather a dazzling yellow and the blackberries turned the wool a rather disappointing muddy blue, though it did smell good! Tamsyn’s colours are all beautiful, soft and no smells!
I have a selection of DK and 4ply skeins, and I will be listing them on the website shortly, if they don’t sell out first!