Do you know where your yarn comes from?
Or your soap, your cheese, yogurt, or even your wine?
Meet James and Toby Hill, the owners of Blomidon Farm – a small Icelandic sheep farm about a 20 minute drive from our Knit Pickers’ studio. You can tell from this photo that Icelandic sheep have the sweetest personalities. A huge part of that is because of the way they are raised – in the most humane and sustainable way with loads of love, and of course plenty of sunshine and grass in the summer.
Icelandic sheep are shorn twice a year. James and Toby let the wool shine in its original colours – natural black (almost an espresso colour), shades of warm brown, and a light natural grey. When the skeins are made up, they label each skein with the name of the sheep that provided the wool.
with wool “donated” by Peggy and Iris!