Charlie Button Yarn
Saturday 9:00 BST
Hand dyed yarn, Knitting patterns
100% natural, british and plastic free - Yarn with Character
Charlie Button Yarn developed when I realised the fleece from many of the surrounding farms in Lancashire was just thrown away after their annual shearing. Many were small flocks of rare-breed sheep – Jacobs, Ryelands, Hebrideans, Manx Loaghtan. Beautiful sheep and fleeces that are native to the UK. To me this was a heartbreaking waste of a wonderful, sustainable and valuable resource. I contacted the farmers, gave them a fair price and rescued the wool!
I sourced a small mill that specialised in small batch fleece processing and began to have the fleece transformed from something that was going to be wasted into something beautiful and useful. You wont find the same consistency and uniformity as you would from a more commercially produced yarn. The yarn has its own unique identity – just like the sheep it comes from.
I use natural dyes from plants from the fields around my home (and sometimes the grocers!) to dye the lighter yarns and because I work with a small number of farms, with a smaller number of sheep, the skeins produced are limited and may change every year!