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Teeswater wool

New Teeswater wool spun to a 2 ply is now available from Teesdale Fibres.
A true heritage rare breed pedigree flock has brought this yarn to us.
A high lustre 32-36 microns it takes the dye beautifully has great stitch definition ,all in all another great local yarn for the Harwood Collection from Teesdale Fibres.
Wool is available by phoning 01833 622 067
Or from the Yarn Garden

This image shows the lustre natural knitted up and dyed .

Chrissie with George and Louise from The Yarn Garden


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.

Full Yarn club

The yarn club is full now but I do have new kits for sale in Farfield Mill  Sedbergh with lovey knitting needles in as well.



There are 2 shawls ,and 2 hats, one a spectacular blue rose Tam.

A new Cardigan called ‘Harwood Top’ is now ready and the pattern will be £5.00 or free in the kit available from Farfield Mill or myself all yarn, pattern, and kitting needles £60.00

Designed in blue face leicester/shetland mix in natural and handdyed natural eco dyes.

Blowing in the Wind

Bilberry pie and meadow grass all blowing high up in the North Pennines the latest colours coming from the cauldron up here.This yarn from last years clip is sheer heaven to knit with I love it and because it is dual fibre each fibre  take the dyes slightly differently which gives a marled effect lovely .
The Zwartbles is selling well and such a deep dark chocolate heaven colour to knit with fab.

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 chrissieday@me.com

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

Teesdale Fibres Cushion Kits

The Cushion kits in all these beautiful colours are now ready.

The olive and turquoise cushion cover have Gansey designs on them ,The Chocolate coloured Zwartbles wool has an aran design ,the Raspberry cover has a cable design and garter stitch effect and the cream one has garter stick and stocking stitch with a buttoned flap.

Natural wool fibres on cushions is a lovely fabric to cuddle up to. then rest against, giving you a natural warmth to your back.

The fibres are form our area here in the North Pennines and shortly we will be adding Blue Faced Leicester/Shetland mix, new Zwartbles, Texel/Cheviot,Cheviot,and Texel.

The sheep reside in the valley and the coats processed to give us beautiful natural local yarn.

The kits or just the yarn can be purchased through my web site http://chrissieday.co.uk

or through Jackie at Conduit Cafe in Middleton in Teesdale .

Happy Knitting

New Yarn to choose From

I have just decided on the mix for this years yarn from Teasdale fibres and we can achieve beautiful natural colours by mixing in the Zwartbles with the local Texel giving us varying shade of grey to work with .

Plus our Bluefaced Leicester /Shetland wool mix will give us a great design palette to work with.

New fingerless glove pattern now in at Middleton cafe with the yarn needed in the kit and a lovely triangular scarf to protect against that Pennine wind .

Zwartbles Lambs

How exciting is this seeing next years knitting so early on on the backs of the new born lambs and what a colour we are in for a treat later on when this is processed.

The kits will be on sale in Middleton in Teesdale and on the web at Easter,scarves ,a special Teesdale shawl and the essential hats etc