Experience our Border Leicester 3ply Sport yarn from our Animal Welfare Approved flock. All the fleeces were hand picked for this Limited Edition Yarn from the flock which is slaughter-free. Related by breeding to the Leicester Longwool and Blue-Faced Leicester, it is in the middle of those breeds for softness and has beautiful luster and drape. The breed originated in England in 1767. I started to sell their beautiful crimped fleeces to spinners and eventually got my first batch of handpicked fleeces processed into a beautiful yarn. Please enable the javascript to submit this form, © 2017 - 2020 DoultonBorderLeicesterYarn.com. Border Leicester yarn is a Longwool breed developed in the 18th century in the borderlands between England and Scotland (hence the name). This 100% single source Border Leicester wool yarn is from our family farm in Michigan. The Yorkshire Post contacted us earlier this year to ask if they could come out and see our flock with a view to putting an article in their Saturday Farming section. Our small, purebred flock is well loved and managed using only ethical handling and breed preservation standards. I learned how to show, to appreciate good fleeces and to breed for fleeces. Doulton Border Leicester yarn: High welfare, high quality. They were very interested in the fact that we are Yorkshire based and produce our own yarn which goes to support the flock. We are now on our 4th year of producing our fabulous slaughterfree, cruelty free, rare breed, British, Doulton Border Leicester yarn. We've now been in the MV scheme for over 20 years, which protects them from respiratory diseases. The white fleece is ivory color. The years went on and my two lambs turned gradually into 300 sheep. I’ve got pictures of Deakin’s fleece being processed elsewhere, but I don’t know the name of this sheep. The Border Leicester changed my life completely. To grow beautiful fibre you must feed good protein feed and we do this from a couple of weeks after the lambs are born until they are shearlings. I loved the way he showed himself off, even while just standing beside his owner, who was sitting on a bench. Enjoy real Vermont Yarn from happy sheep! Derby Line Border Leicester Yarn 3ply Sport is soft and suitable for next-to-skin uses for all but the most wool-sensitive people. We also plough each field every three years to get rid of any worm burden. Related by breeding to the Leicester Longwool and Blue-Faced Leicester, it is in the middle of those breeds for softness and has beautiful lustre and drape. Two months later I took delivery of the 2 ewe lambs which the ram’s owner bought for me at Lanark. A very personable sheep, they are clean faced with Roman noses. These native, rare breed sheep, from our slaughter free, ethically produced flock, produce beautiful fleeces with a long staple length and distinct crimp. Every year we test our various fields to see what condition they are in, whether they are lacking in any  nutrients. Border Leicester Yarn is a Longwool breed developed in the 18th century in the borderlands between England and Scotland (hence the name). Free Shipping in the continental US. A very personable sheep, they are clean faced with Roman noses. We take great pride in our sheep, and ensure that they are all well fed and looked after, even after they have reached ages when their fleeces cannot be used. We then add the nutrients. I loved his amazing head, so proud, with the big roman nose. A very personable sheep, they are clean faced with Roman noses. All with full provenance. The handle of the yarn makes it a joy to work with for quick and easy projects and intricate colour work alike: it slips smoothly on and off the needles without losing the strength needed for structured garments. For the better I believe. Additional information. The Border Leicester changed my life completely. This Vermont yarn truly shines in hats, mittens, sweaters and shawls. The yarn itself is so beautiful and comes in 3 weights. Related by breeding to the Leicester Longwool and Blue-Faced Leicester, it is in the middle of those breeds for softness and has beautiful luster and drape. All I knew was that. Each skein weighs 2 oz and contains 150 yards of sport-weight yarn. This 100% single source Border Leicester wool yarn is from our family farm in Michigan. Weight.125 lbs: Dimensions : 3 × 2 × 12 in: Reviews There are no reviews yet. Letting sheep eat only grass encourages breaks in the wool. I knew very little about sheep, even less about Border Leicesters at that time. we vaccinate against pasturella, and many other diseases which can kill. Our 3ply Fingering Yarn is spun semi-worsted for exquisite stitch definition and softness. Border Leicester Yarn is a Longwool breed developed in the 18th century in the borderlands between England and Scotland (hence the name). Doulton Border Leicester yarn is made from the fleeces of  rare breed ,British Border Leicester sheep that live to grow old. They also had wonderful, long stapled, crimped, semi lustrous fleeces, perfect for spinners and for processing into wonderful yarns. Our story begins way back in 1997 when I bought a couple of  rare breed, British Border Leicester ewe lambs from Lanark Auction Mart. In 2015 the first pure Border Leicester yarn was processed from the Doulton Flock. We love to talk about our sheep! We have an old age pensioner's barn and fields. Hand-dyed in rich tones, this yarn balances crispness and drapiness perfectly. All with full provenance. This beautiful yarn is from a pedigree Border Leicester herd (rare breed) from an organic farm in Co.. €28.99 We produce our own excellent hay and haylage, then we are not buying rubbish in. after a chance encounter with a huge ram, at East of England Show, I was hooked. Please enable the javascript to submit this form, © 2017 - 2020 DoultonBorderLeicesterYarn.com. They were so wild, climbing up the walls and flinging themselves around! Related by breeding to the Leicester Longwool and Blue-Faced Leicester, it is in the middle of those breeds for softness and has beautiful lustre and drape. Our Yarn Doulton Border Leicester yarn is made from the fleeces of rare breed,British Border Leicester sheep that live to grow old. All with full provenance. Each of them had wonderful personalities and were so beautiful. Related by breeding to the Leicester Longwool and Blue-Faced Leicester, it is in the middle of those breeds for softness and has beautiful lustre and drape. design: 2-ply (the best structure for lace knitting or weaving), semi-worsted spun with very light twist in singles, but extra twist in the plying for strength size: fingering weight, 16 wpi, 1000 yards per pound suggested use: warp or weft yarn. If you have any questions or concerns about how this yarn came to