NEW – Harvest Hues Top
Harvest Hues Tops are a blend of local Devon farmed Zwartbles, mixed with lustrous Bluefaced Leicester and Falklands Merino.
The Zwartbles sheep is naturally dark brown and has a dear place in our hearts, as blended with our pre-dyed Merino colours and a smidge of Bluefaced Leicester, transforms the fibre into deep, mottled shades reminiscent of Exmoor where we live. When preparing these tops we comb the fibres in one direction, accentuating a blend’s softness, shine and strength. The elegant Merino, bouncy Zwartbles and glowing BFL complement each other perfectly, giving the tops and yarn a delicate woolly halo, impeccable drape and full-bodied texture. Wonderful!
|Composition||33% Bluefaced Leicester / 33% Falklands Merino / 33% Zwartbles|
Our Mill is situated just outside Exmoor, in the heart of Devon. Autumn here is awash with gently fading splendour: all the punchy, bright shades of summer soften and become more muted. This changing of the seasons is the inspiration for our Harvest Hues yarn range. Inspired by these subtle tones in our surrounding landscape, we set out to achieve a similar effect by blending the super saturated tones of our dyed Falklands Merino with the naturally dark fibre of the Devon Zwartbles, and lustrous Bluefaced Leicester. When blended together, the three breeds create a sublime depth of colour; transforming the resulting yarn and tops into complex, mottled shades reminiscent of our local Autumnal landscape.
Whether you’re after the tops or yarn, our Harvest Hues is a delightful blend with an unpretentious air. It’s the ideal blend to wear when rambling about the countryside on a crisp autumnal day. With twenty two sumptuous shades inspired by Autumn’s striking palette, you’re sure to find a combination which makes your heart glad.