We never thought we could love a sock yarn as much as Lady Persephone Sock but it turns out that we do! When the fine folks at John Arbon Textiles got in touch with us at the end of 2019 with their new Exmoor Sock, they wrote that "this yarn would look amazing dyed in your style." Well, they weren't wrong!
Life got in the way (it's 2020, it's been a year) and we decided that we needed a pick-me-up and that this was it. The dye just GLOWS on this base.
Exmoor Blueface is a crossbreed of Exmoor Horn and Bluefaced Leicester sheep and can be found munching their way through grass in Devon, UK. It's bouncy and strong as you'd expect from a long-stapled fibre.
This Corriedale wool is from the Falklands (but is a sheep breed originating from New Zealand) and Zwarbles is naturally dark wool from a Dutch breed of sheep that was imported to the UK in the 1990s. Nylon is added for a touch more strength.
KIVA - From 1st April 2019, a percentage of our sales at www.countessablaze.com and in-store will be used as microloans on Kiva. Kiva is a worldwide project specialising in microfinancing small businesses and individuals who are locked out of accessing business aid from mainstream banks and organisations. Microfinancing gives people an opportunity to begin businesses, or grow them and a number are textiles based. Arts based loans will be our major interest.
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In the period January 2018 to June 2020,we have directly raised and facilitated raising £76,000 for charitiesincluding MIND, Citizens Advice Bureau, Women's Aid, Winston's Wish, amongst others.