COLOURS: Only a small quantity dyed so please buy enough of the colour(s) you need
to complete your garment or project. Currently on dye-lots 09 and 10
LIGHT SPECKLED 212m/100g
85% Superwash Merino, 15% Viscose Nep - dk
WARM SPECKLED 400m/100g
85% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester, 15% Donegal Nep - 4ply
WARM RAINBOW SPECKLED 400m/100g
85% Superwash Merino, 15% Donegal Nep - 4ply
MERRY O 212m/100g
50% superwash merino, 50% silk
FLUFFY B 800m/100g
81% Superfine Alpaca, 19% Polyamide - lace
(sold in 250g hank)
100% wool spun from Corriedale fleeces
- chunky slub
60% superwash merino, 20% silk, 20% yak - dk
WARM COBBLESTONE 311m/100g
60% superwash merino, 20% silk, 20% yak - 4ply
FINE COBBLESTONE 800m/100g
60% superwash merino, 20% silk, 20% yak - lace
the yarn: Moonshine Range
THE SOFTEST YARN WE HAVE EVER TOUCHED
Moonshine yarns are a blend of baby alpaca, silk and cashmere. It comes in various weights; double knitting, 4 ply and 2 laces. The dense softness and drape of the yarn gives a luxurious quality (the silk makes it shine slightly). This yarn comes in an off-white undyed shade.
WARM MOONSHINE 400m/100g
70% alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere
- 4ply (natural grey pictured above)
UNDYED: £15/DYED: £17
FINE MOONSHINE 800m/100g - 2ply
SPARKLE: 65% baby alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere, 5% stellina
UNDYED: £15/ DYED: £17
SHINE 90m - 100m/100g
100% banana silk - thin chunky
Banana fibre spun feels just like cotton wool, so beautifully soft. Banana waste spun into a single ply extra soft yarn. Produced by a women's co-operative in Northern India. This soft eco yarn has been spun using a charka not a drop spindle. This process gives the yarn uniformity.
NATURAL GREY: 70% baby alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere
800m/100g - 2ply
Please note, regarding our yarn:
Due to the nature of web browsers and computer screens, we cannot guarantee that the colour of our yarn will exactly match what you see on the screen.
winding hanks of yarn
Find a willing person or chair-back around which to stretch the skein. Remove ties by cutting the knot, one will be the beginning of the yarn. Wind one end around two fingers loosely, when there is a ball take out fingers, change winding direction and form a ball. Tightly wound wool will stretch and relax to its shorter state when washed.
Our yarn comes from Britain, Peru, Argentina and Uruguay. We specify that none of our merino fibres are to come from farms practicing mulesing.
Our yarn from Peru, Argentina and Uruguay comes from small herders in the mountains where sheep are their livelyhoods, it's in their interest to look after their livestock, in order to receive the highest price possible for their fleece and guarantee themselves an income. Our Peruvian mill also provide education programmes to help herders get the best out of their animals.
The Michell family was involved in Alpaca as far back as the early 1920s. However, it was not until 1931 that Mr Frank W. Michell founded Michell & Co. in Arequipa, starting out as a sorter and exporter of the greasy Alpaca fibre. In 1947, Michell & Co. established its first Alpaca combing and spinning mill in Peru, thus creating and setting the standard for today’s Alpaca industry not only in Peru but around the world.