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My Breed Specific Swatches!

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Know Your Wool taught by Deborah Robson

Get the wool truth! This free mini-class with Deborah Robson gives you a nuanced understanding of different fibers and the best use for each type of wool.

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What materials did you use? There is a range here from Zwartbles/mohair blend, Pure Wendsleydale, Jacob/mohair, blue faced Leicester, merino, Gotland, hebredian/mohair blend. Not in that order lol. from blacker

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What are you most proud of? Deciding to write yarn reviews and comments on yarn to help promote small producers. My site has some on http://www.nearlythere.com

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't judge a wool by the ball!

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Lovely swatches... and thank you for sharing.

01/15/2015 Flag

Thanks :)

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03/28/2015 Flag

Thanks! Sorry took me so long to reply ;)

07/20/2015 Flag

What a wonderful idea! Where did you find them? None of my local stores have breed specific wools.

07/20/2015 Flag

Yeah - same here! Hard to find breed-specific wool. I actually ordered them online through blackeryarns.co.uk I considered it more of a learning experience to make the swatches, but now I have enough of the balls leftover, I have to think of a project to use them all up :)

07/20/2015 Flag

Do you live in the UK? I'm in the US. Would I have to sell my firstborn in order to afford to ship them here?

07/20/2015 Flag

Well, I did see they will calculate the shipping for the US if you dare to tempt yourself by filling up a shopping cart! Though I looked it up and there are stockists in the states: http://www.blackeryarns.co.uk/about/weblinks#node-152

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