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Main is our first 100% British yarn. It is a 3-ply yarn on the lighter side of chunky, and is made from the fleece of the Texel breed of sheep. This is a medium grade wool suitable for everyday wear, but not quite soft enough to be next to the skin. It is a breed of wool that wears well and softens over time. This makes it ideal for outerwear such as a warm sweater/cardigan or walking socks, as well as household items such as cushions.

Am I Enough? colourway

Texel sheep were originally from the island of Texel in The Netherlands. First introduced to the UK in 1970, today they now are a favourite, being the second most common breed in the UK according to the 2012 EBLEX British Sheep Breed survey.

A few years ago when I went to my first sheep shearing it was for a flock of around 400 Texel sheep. It was also the first (and honestly still only) sheep that I sheared myself.


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