Wednesday, 30 April 2008


This week, we are loving the Black Welsh Mountain sheep. Louise is from Wales and she drew this picture of a fully grown Black Welsh Mountain sheep, which has very tight black curls a bit like Tom Jones. In fact, these darlings have been breed for centuries by the Welsh monks to be as black as can be, and very tasty.
Louise says it rains a lot in Wales, but if the sun does shine, it turns the wool a red / brown colour, otherwise known as Cochddu (red/ black)
I have to say, the Black Welsh Mountain is the best smelling yarn in the shop, probably because it comes from the mountains where they roam free, just doing their own thing.
(We sell sherling BWM Ropey and DK for 80p / 10g. )

PS> Oh and they have black mouths and tongues too...BAAAAA!


Louise has just calculated that if she spins 13g of yarn on the drop spindle, every morning whilst having her breakfast and waiting for the bathroom, she can make enough yarn for a small cardigan in just over a month. 

Tomorrow night at the late opening of the Museum of London, Louise will be rolling the drop spindle on her thigh, and teaching the joys of the most ancient of textile crafts. We will have ' Three Bags Full And A Spindle' kits for sale.