We’ve known Helen Ingram from Woolly Chic for some time, having met her at numerous yarn events over the last few years. In 2020 we were intrigued to hear that she was developing a new eco-friendly 4-ply yarn which she called Heartspun. It’s a blend of 70% British Blue Faced Leicester Wool and 30% Tencel™ plant-based fibre, spun in Yorkshire, and we now have stocks available.
This beautiful yarn has recently been recognised by industry expects and has won the British Knitting and Crochet Trade Sustainable / Eco Product of the year award for 2020. The judges said that HeartSpun was “A soft and silky, high quality yarn with a beautiful sheen. It’s exciting to see a woollen based yarn strengthened with renewable fibres.”
The yarn knits as a 4-ply with a slightly longer than standard 420m/100g and feels very similar to our BFL/Silk 4-ply blend.
Please note: Most of these skeins have come from the spinners at a little less than 100g - they are usually around 97-98g but we're selling them as 95g, so you're likely to get a little more than the weight/length stated.