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All Gray and Truly Textured Hand Spun Yarn

Martha Owen


“Derek,” a Romney of our flock, was encouraged to reveal his textures and curls in this sheepy hand spun two-ply yarn. Try to relax when you knit it! A #9 or 10 needle in garter stitch would be about right.

  • 10″ x 5″
  • Washed fleece of natural sheep’s gray
  • Picked but NOT carded
  • Hand spun textured
  • Plied with smooth small single

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Martha Owen

Using inspirations from antiquity and nature I individually design yarns and custom made knit wear of wool and angora from my own managed flock of sheep. All colors are from the sheep or the natural/vegetable dye pot. A sheep is sheared, the wool washed, dyed, picked, and carded. Each thread is spun one at at time on a spinning wheel, and is then hand knitted into custom made garments. Some fleece is sent to a mill that guarantees my wool back to me in a simple yarn that I often dye. Related products such as roving, blankets and sheep skins are sometimes available. There is nothing like wool to show comfort and connection to a sustainable and healthy environment.

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