The Woolly Thistle launched with yarns from Blacker Yarns and West Yorkshire Spinners but just a year ago. I had no idea what adventures lay ahead when I started The Woolly Thistle but suffice to say, it's been marvelous. Wonderful customers (seriously, you are the best!), excellent yarns, and fantastic knitting books and periodicals often with a Scottish bent have become my world, and I love it.
Blacker Yarns is a wonderful company, and if I lived in England, I'd get myself to Cornwall and knock on their door every day until they gave me a job. Any job would do!
Blacker recently let me know that going forward The Woolly Thistle would be their yarn shop of choice to stock Blacker Yarns in the USA and Canada. It was a wonderful surprise to receive and I am honored and excited for this opportunity.
The Woolly Thistle strives to provide you with your yarns of choice from Blacker. If we don't have it in stock, we will get it for you, so just ask!
A few words from Blacker about their operation:
At Blacker Yarns we specialise in producing pure, natural, British yarns including a wide selection of breed specific yarns and an exciting range of blends. We always seek to create yarns that embrace and enhance the unique characteristics of different sheep breeds and other fibres.
All our yarns are made in-house by The Natural Fibre Company in Cornwall and the majority of the fibre we use is bought directly from small British producers. We pride ourselves on the provenance of our yarns, and work extremely hard to minimise our impact on the environment.
...and talking of Blacker Yarns, they have a whole new range of colors coming out tomorrow in their BFL lace weight range. 13 colors in all, some quiet and muted, others bright and tropical. All have names inspired from under the sea. The yarn comes in 50g balls and has approx. 380y. This soft yet durable yarn will work for so many projects, from garments to lace shawls and everything in between. It goes on sale first thing tomorrow!