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Rare Breed Wensleydale and Bluefaced Leicester: Natural (Big Wool/Bulky)

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Genuine British Rare Breed Wensleydale and Bluefaced Leicester - pure 100%  wool.   Luxurious, 3 strands (rounded) with an incredibly soft handle - perfect stitch definition

This natural, just washed colour is absolutely wonderful.  There is no dye on this yarn.

Now produced in skeins - for ease during travel from our flock of Wensleydale and Bluefaced Leicester sheep, here on our historic ridge and furrow farm in the Cotswolds.  

 

UK

US

Colour

Natural - undyed

Natural - undyed

Yarn Weight

Chunky Plus

Bulky

Ball Weight

100g

3.52oz

Yarn Length

85 meters

96 yards

Tension

10cm sq

6mm needles: 14 sts x 18 rows
7mm needles: 12 sts x 16 rows
8mm needles: 11 sts x 15 rows
9mm needles: 10 sts x 14 rows

3.93 inches sq

size 10 needles: 14 sts x 18 rows
size 10.5 needles: 12 sts x 16 rows
size 11 needles: 11 sts x 15 rows
size 13 needles: 10 sts x 14 rows

Washing

Pure wool - hand wash and dry flat OR wash on the woollen setting on your modern washing machine preferably at 20C and spin at 800rpm

Pure wool - hand wash and dry flat OR wash on the woollen setting on your modern washing machine preferably at 20C and spin at 800rpm

 

After shearing our fleece is personally driven to Yorkshire where it is washed, combed and worsted spun.  A natural British product and a wonderfully lustrous yarn with total traceability for your special project.

Driven by a true love for wool and its vast history, we are delighted to offer this high end textile that is highly sought after by crafts people across the world.  In spite of a growing demand for this 100% pure worsted yarn, the ‘home-grown’ ethos of Home Farm will remain at its core, so you can be sure every ball of wool is crafted with love from Home Farm Wensleydales.

 

...........         This yarn is a revelation and I cannot stop petting it.

I'm knitting a swatch on 6mm needles and am thrilled with how it's turning out. I am not usually a lover of soft wools because I feel they tend to lack personality. Also in my experience the really soft wools seem to pill and look ratty really quickly because they don't usually possess the qualities that make a yarn hardwearing - high twist, a little bit of grit and prickle... But your buttery soft Big Wool yarn is an exception! It's got presence and woolliness yet feels silky and smooth to the touch and it looks to me as though it will wear well in my road testing.

There's less of a difference here between the airy plump yarn ball and fat bouncy stitches worked in this yarn; the hand-squish-grab really gives an instant impression of the soft and silky nature of the yarn. 

Felicity Ford  http://www.wovember.com/

Delivery Information

 UK Shipping

 UK Shipping - £2.90 on all second class orders within mainland UK at small parcel, 1.9kg or less. 

UK Shipping - £3.40 on all first class orders within mainland UK at small parcel, 0.9kg or less OR £5.50 at small parcel, 1.9kg or less.

UK Shipping - £6.50 via Hermes for all other orders within mainland UK.

Washed fleece and dyed fleece are made to your order.  Once you place your order we will let you know if there is any delay in shipping although we do hope to despatch with a day of you placing your order.  There are certain times of the year when this may not be possible such as lambing or during woolly events that we attend. 

International Shipping

We always try to keep our costs to a minimum.  We usually use Royal Mail International Standard, which does not include Tracked and Signed.  We are given a proof of postage which includes your address details and the weight of your parcel, but you do not sign for your parcel and it is not tracked.  This service is cost effective and usually very reliable.  However, we cannot accept responsibility for your goods once they have left the UK with this service.

If you would prefer your order to be sent International Tracked & Signed then please select this option.  Your order will be fully tracked with signature on delivery and online confirmation.   

Please see the table below for prices and compensation details:

 

Weight including packaging

Europe

(Standard)

Europe

(Tracked and

Signed)

USA/Canada and Rest of World

(Standard)

USA/Canada and Rest of World

(Tracked and Signed)

250g

£4.10

£8.60

(£50 compensation)

£4.45

£9.25

(£50 compensation)

500g

£5.80

£10.15

(£50 compensation)

£8.05

£12.50

(£50 compensation)

1kg

£8.60

£12.50

(£50 compensation)

£13.30

£17.30

(£50 compensation)

1.5kg

£11.10

£17.15

(£250 compensation)

£16.50

£22.40

(£250 compensation)

2kg

£13.45

£19.10

(£250 compensation)

£19.65

£24.95

(£250 compensation)

 

For orders over 2kg please contact us for shipping charges.  We like to use the most cost effective carriers and this can change on a daily basis.  We regularly post 5kg + parcels around the world but we prefer to get the best current cost effective quote for you.

Shipping times

We try to despatch your order as soon as possible after receiving it - usually the next working day.  However, we are a working farm and occasionally unforeseen problems can occur – and we would always deal with any animal welfare issues first.  Should this happen we will post your parcel the next working day.

 

Royal Mail states the following on their website: https://www.royalmail.com/personal/international-delivery/international-standard

UK – first class – next working day

UK – second class - - up to three working days

UK – Hermes – two working days

International Standard

Europe – 3 to 5 working days

USA/Canada and Rest of the World – 5 to 7 working days

International Tracked and signed

Western Europe – within two to three working days

Eastern Europe – within three to four working days

USA/Canada and Rest of the World – within six to seven working days

If, for any reason, you are not happy with your purchase from our farm or need to exchange an item, please post it back to us.  Should you require any advice please contact us on +44 7762 787836 or email us at homefarmwensleydales@gmail.com.

If posting your return to us, please re-package your goods carefully and use the Royal Mail's Recorded Signed For™ or similar service to send your items as we cannot be held responsible for items lost in the post. Please enclose a covering letter outlining the nature of the return.

For International returns, please mark your parcel as "returned goods" otherwise it may get held up at customs which will cause your refund to be delayed.

All Returns should be posted to:

Home Farm Wensleydales
Home Farm
Arlescote
Oxfordshire 
OX17 1DQ

You have the right to cancel your order at any point up to 14 days after full receipt of the goods providing you contact us stating your desire to do so (email homefarmwensleydales@gmail.com  or call +44 7762 787836)  You will be refunded the cost of the goods but unless the item is faulty we will not be able to refund your postage. 

Genuine British Rare Breed Wensleydale and Bluefaced Leicester - pure 100%  wool.   Luxurious, 3 strands (rounded) with an incredibly soft handle - perfect stitch definition

This natural, just washed colour is absolutely wonderful.  There is no dye on this yarn.

Now produced in skeins - for ease during travel from our flock of Wensleydale and Bluefaced Leicester sheep, here on our historic ridge and furrow farm in the Cotswolds.  

 

UK

US

Colour

Natural - undyed

Natural - undyed

Yarn Weight

Chunky Plus

Bulky

Ball Weight

100g

3.52oz

Yarn Length

85 meters

96 yards

Tension

10cm sq

6mm needles: 14 sts x 18 rows
7mm needles: 12 sts x 16 rows
8mm needles: 11 sts x 15 rows
9mm needles: 10 sts x 14 rows

3.93 inches sq

size 10 needles: 14 sts x 18 rows
size 10.5 needles: 12 sts x 16 rows
size 11 needles: 11 sts x 15 rows
size 13 needles: 10 sts x 14 rows

Washing

Pure wool - hand wash and dry flat OR wash on the woollen setting on your modern washing machine preferably at 20C and spin at 800rpm

Pure wool - hand wash and dry flat OR wash on the woollen setting on your modern washing machine preferably at 20C and spin at 800rpm

 

After shearing our fleece is personally driven to Yorkshire where it is washed, combed and worsted spun.  A natural British product and a wonderfully lustrous yarn with total traceability for your special project.

Driven by a true love for wool and its vast history, we are delighted to offer this high end textile that is highly sought after by crafts people across the world.  In spite of a growing demand for this 100% pure worsted yarn, the ‘home-grown’ ethos of Home Farm will remain at its core, so you can be sure every ball of wool is crafted with love from Home Farm Wensleydales.

 

...........         This yarn is a revelation and I cannot stop petting it.

I'm knitting a swatch on 6mm needles and am thrilled with how it's turning out. I am not usually a lover of soft wools because I feel they tend to lack personality. Also in my experience the really soft wools seem to pill and look ratty really quickly because they don't usually possess the qualities that make a yarn hardwearing - high twist, a little bit of grit and prickle... But your buttery soft Big Wool yarn is an exception! It's got presence and woolliness yet feels silky and smooth to the touch and it looks to me as though it will wear well in my road testing.

There's less of a difference here between the airy plump yarn ball and fat bouncy stitches worked in this yarn; the hand-squish-grab really gives an instant impression of the soft and silky nature of the yarn. 

Felicity Ford  http://www.wovember.com/

Delivery Information

 UK Shipping

 UK Shipping - £2.90 on all second class orders within mainland UK at small parcel, 1.9kg or less. 

UK Shipping - £3.40 on all first class orders within mainland UK at small parcel, 0.9kg or less OR £5.50 at small parcel, 1.9kg or less.

UK Shipping - £6.50 via Hermes for all other orders within mainland UK.

Washed fleece and dyed fleece are made to your order.  Once you place your order we will let you know if there is any delay in shipping although we do hope to despatch with a day of you placing your order.  There are certain times of the year when this may not be possible such as lambing or during woolly events that we attend. 

International Shipping

We always try to keep our costs to a minimum.  We usually use Royal Mail International Standard, which does not include Tracked and Signed.  We are given a proof of postage which includes your address details and the weight of your parcel, but you do not sign for your parcel and it is not tracked.  This service is cost effective and usually very reliable.  However, we cannot accept responsibility for your goods once they have left the UK with this service.

If you would prefer your order to be sent International Tracked & Signed then please select this option.  Your order will be fully tracked with signature on delivery and online confirmation.   

Please see the table below for prices and compensation details:

 

Weight including packaging

Europe

(Standard)

Europe

(Tracked and

Signed)

USA/Canada and Rest of World

(Standard)

USA/Canada and Rest of World

(Tracked and Signed)

250g

£4.10

£8.60

(£50 compensation)

£4.45

£9.25

(£50 compensation)

500g

£5.80

£10.15

(£50 compensation)

£8.05

£12.50

(£50 compensation)

1kg

£8.60

£12.50

(£50 compensation)

£13.30

£17.30

(£50 compensation)

1.5kg

£11.10

£17.15

(£250 compensation)

£16.50

£22.40

(£250 compensation)

2kg

£13.45

£19.10

(£250 compensation)

£19.65

£24.95

(£250 compensation)

 

For orders over 2kg please contact us for shipping charges.  We like to use the most cost effective carriers and this can change on a daily basis.  We regularly post 5kg + parcels around the world but we prefer to get the best current cost effective quote for you.

Shipping times

We try to despatch your order as soon as possible after receiving it - usually the next working day.  However, we are a working farm and occasionally unforeseen problems can occur – and we would always deal with any animal welfare issues first.  Should this happen we will post your parcel the next working day.

 

Royal Mail states the following on their website: https://www.royalmail.com/personal/international-delivery/international-standard

UK – first class – next working day

UK – second class - - up to three working days

UK – Hermes – two working days

International Standard

Europe – 3 to 5 working days

USA/Canada and Rest of the World – 5 to 7 working days

International Tracked and signed

Western Europe – within two to three working days

Eastern Europe – within three to four working days

USA/Canada and Rest of the World – within six to seven working days

If, for any reason, you are not happy with your purchase from our farm or need to exchange an item, please post it back to us.  Should you require any advice please contact us on +44 7762 787836 or email us at homefarmwensleydales@gmail.com.

If posting your return to us, please re-package your goods carefully and use the Royal Mail's Recorded Signed For™ or similar service to send your items as we cannot be held responsible for items lost in the post. Please enclose a covering letter outlining the nature of the return.

For International returns, please mark your parcel as "returned goods" otherwise it may get held up at customs which will cause your refund to be delayed.

All Returns should be posted to:

Home Farm Wensleydales
Home Farm
Arlescote
Oxfordshire 
OX17 1DQ

You have the right to cancel your order at any point up to 14 days after full receipt of the goods providing you contact us stating your desire to do so (email homefarmwensleydales@gmail.com  or call +44 7762 787836)  You will be refunded the cost of the goods but unless the item is faulty we will not be able to refund your postage.