Loch Sunart Yarns and Buttons



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Hand spun cashmere, alpaca, camel down, rare breed sheep wool and silk blends & natural shell and horn buttons


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Loch Sunart Yarns & Buttons
Hillside, Salen, Acharacle,
Ardnamurchan, Argyll PH36 4JN
Tel: 01967-431271
Mob: 07766340553
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Hand Spun Yarns

The business has been created to offer a range of exotic hand spun natural fibre, natural hair and natural wool yarns in a selection of natural colours.  The yarns are spun either 100% pure or with a blend of tussah or mulberry silk, giving a beautiful sheen and texture.  The aim has been to produce an unusual range of knitting yarns with which to create your very own unique and individual knitwear.  Of course, you do not have to buy a large quantity of yarn - many people often just use a few hanks for intarsia work, combining the hand spun yarn alongside commercial knitting wools to create a more unusual texture and design.

Yarns are spun to the specific thickness you require and can be for projects worked on needle sizes 4mm and thicker, although this can be dependent on suitability of the type of yarn being spun.  Having your yarn spun to order for you means that you can take a commercial knitting pattern of choice and then work it up in camel down/silk, for example, giving you a totally unique finished garment that no one else will have!  Please note that the Rare Breed/Silk Noil yarns are only spun as Chunky weight (5.5/6mm needles).

Because my yarns are all hand spun they are, by their very nature, prone to some unevenness and it is therefore important that you work a tension square before starting your project to ensure that you do not need to make any adjustment to the needle size recommended for the pattern you are using.

Orders for DOUBLE knit yarns (4mm needles) will incur an additional 15% charge on top of the list price owing to the significant amount of time incurred in spinning a finer weight yarn.

Once you have decided on the type of yarn you would like to order, PLEASE TELEPHONE TO DISCUSS YOUR ORDER as the individual weights of different fibres, i.e. if combined with silk, will effect how much yarn you will need to order when adapting to a commercial knitting pattern.  It is also helpful if you know the yardage required for your pattern (usually specified on the band around machine spun balls of wool).  I always stress to my customers that it is much safer to order too much yarn rather than too little, owing to the fact that it could be difficult to get an exact match spun up at a later date because of either the actual spin or colour blend variation from one batch to another of that particular fibre if, say, you found you had run short by 200gms.  For this reason, you will never be stuck with any wool left over at the end of you project because I will give a refund for any quantity over 50gms, of a continuous length, that is surplus to your needs.

For those hand spinners out there who would like to have a go spinning these fibres for themselves, I can also supply some of the raw fibres and fleeces unspun.


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RAW FIBRES

The raw fibres are available in the same colours and silk blends as for the hand spun yarns shown. Availability will be subject to stock levels, and time of year for fleeces.

Cashmere (top) £182-00/kg
Cashmere/mulberry silk (top) £170-00/kg
Alpaca (tops) £ 42-00/kg
Alpaca/mulberry silk (top) £ 64-00/kg
Baby Camel Down (tops) £ 81-00/kg
Baby Camel Down/tussah silk (top) £ 85-00/kg
Kid Mohair/tussah silk (top) £ 61-00/kg
Sheep Fleeces
- Gotland
- Hebridean
£ 25-00/kg

IMPORTANT:

WHEN ORDERING YARNS PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ORDER SUFFICIENT FOR YOUR PATTERN REQUIREMENTS AS COLOUR SHADES WILL VARY SLIGHTLY FROM BATCH TO BATCH AND FLEECE TO FLEECE, AND IT MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE TO MATCH UP WITH YOUR SHADE AT A LATER DATE, SHOULD YOU RUN SHORT.

AS SPECIFIED ABOVE, IT IS IMPORTANT TO ENSURE YOU ORDER SUFFICIENT YARN TO ALLOW COMPLETION OF YOUR PROJECT AND, FOR THAT REASON, I WILL GIVE REFUNDS FOR ANY EXCESS QUANTITIES OF YARN YOU DO NOT USE, PROVIDING THAT IT IS RETURNED IN PRISTINE CONDITION (i.e. the cat hasn't played with it!!) AND IS A CONTINUOUS LENGTH, WEIGHING 50 GMS OR OVER.


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