Category Archives: zwartbles

More Colours and Kits

My newest yarn is coming soon and we welcome Sue and her Teeswater sheep with beautiful lustrous coats soon to be available for you to purchase.Sues Grandfather farmed Teeswater in this area so a long provenance.And believe me the wool is beautiful.

Don’t forget we have my ever popular design for Men

Able Cable


kits available soon

New Colours in Natural Dyes     IMG_3421              

    IMG_2992Doubleknitting Brick stitch cowl in  Zwartbles and Natural BFL Kit availablephoto 2 also hand warmers in Zwartbles and Shetland/BFL mix

IMG_4763new Shawl Kit BFL in Indigo and Weld

ll these yarns come from sheep in  Upper Teesdale

New and coming soon the rare breed Teeswater with a long long provenance.

Great British Teesdale Wool Club New Membership Yarn Club

The Great British Teesdale Wool Club – 3 Months – August to October 2012

Working with the fabulous hill farmers of the upper valley in Teesdale I have created an exclusive range of limited edition British blended wool.

Each month a differing colour batch will be ready.


The wool is a blend of British Bluefaced Leicester (50%) and Shetland  (50%).  The mystery colour will be at my discretion as to what is happening from the garden and the moors at  that time and I am as excited to see each batch as you will be to see the final product when it arrives with you.


Bluefaced Leicester was used as the luxury fibre base of the blend due its exceptional qualities of softness,lustre and all round versatility, and because it is what we had to work with being bred only minutes away from my back door. Using Shetland gives core strength and the mix is fabulous and takes the colour well giving a marled effect.


Over the year I will  offer some exciting mystery fibres,and already we know that in the pipeline spun and ready is the  Zwartbles with the design package along side.

We have 6 items in the Zwartbles range now and 2 new shawls in the new mix.One using modular knitting and the other beautiful country lace design.


My club membership is limited to around 20 places as I want each member to have adequate wool and there is only 13kgs of this yarn this year.

Membership is £40.00 which guarantees you a new 100grm hank of a differing colour each month for the 3months.


The Zwartbles we have more of but we have more designs

Zwartbles membership of £40.00 gives you 100gms of pure nearly black 4ply Zwartbles yarn from Teesdale,and 2 patterns from the published knitting designer Chrissie Day who has many knitting books and patterns written for magazines in this country and abroad and also designs for BC Gran in Denmark.Please email in the 1st instance to sign up to

New Yarn-stunning colour

The new batch of Zwartbles wool has arrived and it is more stunning than our first batch being a cross between chocolate and mocha now absolutely fabulous .I prophesied this if you read back when I first saw those new born lamb coats.

It is going out at £6.00 per ball or £70.00 for a 12 ball pack .as normal it is limited stock and when it is gone it is gone.

Orders can be placed by emailing

I have not seen any pure Zwartbles come out as dark as this before