This one-of-a-kind mini bundle was created exclusively for Two Sheeps LLC by Robin of Gypsy Mountain Farms, located in Dugspur, Virginia.
Bundle: “Shades of September” - This beautiful gradient (5 colorways) moves from warm brown through red, orange, gold, to grass green. The yak content adds an absolutely lovely heathered dimension!
Yarn weight: 3-ply fingering
Yarn content: 70% merino, 20% yak, 10% nylon
5 skeins: 87 yards, 20 g each;
435 yards, 100 g total
Please check all photos of these minis that are posted here and on our Instagram feed in order to see the yarn colors under different lighting conditions.
Gypsy Mountain Farms is an official fiber provider for The Livestock Conservancy's (TLC) Shave 'em to Save 'em (SE2SE) Initiative.* Gypsy Mountain Farms raise CVM, Jacob, and Leicester Longwool sheep as their SE2SE breeds.
* The Livestock Conservancy has long stated that the way to save endangered breeds of livestock is to give them a job. In the case of wool sheep, we need to start using their wool again. Because of marketing challenges, some shepherds discard or compost the wool after their annual shearing, rather than cleaning it and selling it.
The SE2SE program encourages fiber artists to try using rare wools, and helps shepherds learn how to prepare their wool for sale and how to reach potential customers, thereby making it more profitable to raise heritage breeds.(https://livestockconservancy.org/get-involved/shave-em-to-save-em/)
The Livestock Conservancy is America’s leading organization working to save over 150 heritage breeds from extinction. They rely on the support of members, grants, and donations from the public to raise the $700,000 a year needed to maintain their conservation work with rare breeds of farm animals. Click here to learn how you can help! 🐑🐑💗