People we spin custom yarns for
Cat and Sparrow UK
Daughter of a Shepherd
Rachel’s journey began with the 2015 clip of the Hebridean sheep who graze Escrick Park Estate, shepherded by her father, John Atkinson. With a firm commitment to using only 100% British wool from shepherds and producers within the UK, they aim to support all aspects of British manufacturing in their processing and production. We make her Heritage and Brume yarns.
Marie’s yarn is made from four different British sheep breeds: Bluefaced Leicester, Exmoor Blueface, Wensleydale and Zwartbles. The wool fibre from each breed adds a certain characteristic to the yarn… Bluefaced Leicester adds the beautiful softness, Exmoor Blueface adds the softness too but this sheep produces a white fleece therefore adding a ‘cleaness’ to the blended tops making for more successful dyeing. Wensleydale adds the strength and lustre and Zwartbles adds the bounce or springiness. We make her British Breeds range.
A small independent artisan yarn dyeing business established in June 2007 by Debbie Orr and now run by Rachel Moutrie. Their dye studio is based in beautiful Berkshire, producing magnificent hand-dyed yarns for your perusal. They stock a variety of luxury bases and dye a wonderful rainbow of shades. We make their Voluptuous and Sonsie bases.
Third Vault Yarns
Many moons ago Emily Foden had a spell working at our Mill, so we have a lot of fondness for her. Plus her hand dyeing is magical – she creates wonderfully subtle colours in her studio in Mooresburg, Canada. We make her Shadow DK and Polwarth and Alpaca bases.
This part of our business was sold in 2018 and is now based in Somerset. They still produce the Stanbury Walkers and Exmoor Socks, but we no longer supply the yarn.