100% British wool
Icelandic wool scarf with rare breed Llanwenog warp
Who remembers my trip to Iceland in September? And how it took less than a week to come home and buy six Icelandic ewe lambs?
Within a couple of weeks they were penned up for blade shearing to make the most of their precious summer lambs wool.
Packed up and posted off to the mill for spinning in to a delicious lopi style yarn.
And now the first piece woven with Black Kat's stunning lambswool Icelandic fleece is off the loom and I could not be happier.
The white warp threads are from a rare breed flock in Wales, llanwenog sheep. I bought a cone from the smallholder and loved it so much I bought the rest. It has fluffed up beautifully.
And the weft is my home grown lambswool from my new girls, including Black Kat who is pictured here on her way to ours and at shearing.
Icelandic fleeces have two layers; the thel and the tog. Both are spun together here so this warm wrap around scarf has the telly tale halo of the longer fibres and the warmth and bounce of the shorter crimpy fibres.
180cm by 31cm