Pure wool from the Isle of Purbeck
'From farm to needles with authenticity and our own unique story'
Isle Yarns produce and supply knitting & crochet wool direct from our family farm in Dorset, in small batches and in a palette of colours to reflect the stunning Purbeck landscape.
American and Canadian customers can now buy our single farm yarn skeins from The Woolly Thistle and balls from Tolt Yarn and wool.
Just click on the logos to visit their sites. They do the international shipping so you don't have to!
A day in the life of Isle Yarns
The fleeces are taken to a local mill to be washed, spun and dyed using mineral dyes approved by the organic soil association. The yarns are either woollen spun using a spinning technique which allows the fibre to wrap upon itself while trapping air in the centre, making the yarn 'bloom' when hand washed OR worsted spun, where all the fibres are carded to align, giving a smoother, soft feeling yarn which has a good drape.
What our customers say...
"The yarn lends itself beautifully to colour work and holds lace, cables and textures really well. There is something very theraputic about working with this yarn, knowing that every stitch is helping to sustain the survival of an exceptional breed"
"So springy and a pure joy to hold in my hands"
"This yarn has a lot of energy! I am quite smitten with this Isle Yarns Wool from the Isle of Purbeck"