Each year I take a few of my best Romney fleeces to local mill, Diamond Fibres to be carefully processed in to beautiful, semi lustrous, semi worsted, light Double Knit yarn. In 2017 I also had some limited edition Sock Yarn produced and I now have a limited quantity of Romney X Black Welsh Mountain DK yarn.
Each 100g skein is approximately 250 yards long with a WPI of 14. It must be handwashed or dry cleaned only. It is slightly rustic, fantastic to work with and also dyes very well.
The remainder and main haul of my wool is sold to the British Wool Marketing Board.
is based in Horam, East Sussex, 40 minutes drive away. Roger Mobsby started setting up this mill in the 1980's and now has customers internationally. He is able to take small quantities of wool, unlike most other mills, and can create yarns bespoke to the customers requirements.
I feel it is very important to use local services and suppliers so I am thrilled that Diamond Fibres is on my doorstep and has also been happy for me to visit and see my wool being processed.
In my first year, 2016 I took 4 fleeces weighing approximately 12kg. 10kg of this is usable and after washing out the dirt and lanolin, carding, combing and spinning it, I received 6.13kg of finished yarn in the form of 52 x 100g skeins.
I have made a short film following the wool from shearing to finished yarn. Click the link to watch.
Each 100g skein is £22.
Postage in the UK is free.
International postage is dependent on where and how many.
Please contact me to buy my currently available yarn.
Or buy through my Etsy page or YAK in Brighton.
"Beautiful limited edition Barcombe Romneys DK will be added to my Etsy shop later today! I was privileged to get my hands on this wool, raised and produced in Sussex by Susanna and the first 2 colourways are now dyed and dried"
"It is beautiful! Softer than I expected too"
"Your wool really does dye up beautifully" Thorndolly Yarns
"There is nothing I enjoy more than finding single-source yarn" Kathy Tonegawa
"It is lustrous and has a lot of drape making it a great option for flowy garments and accessories alike. Want to dabble into hand-dying? Thanks to its natural lustre this yarn will catch dyes with a lot of vibrancy and sheen" YAK
"It is the most beautiful yarn. If anyone wants to try beautiful natural and ethical yarn you can not go wrong with this. It's a 5 star from me" Catrina Rusher