Lavenham Blue 2020 Collection
The 2020 Collection is the first ever in the Lavenham Blue range to use non commercial yarn. Everything about this yarn is local and British. It can be fully traced from flock to shop and has a very small carbon footprint.
The fleece for the 2020 Collection came from a small, mixed flock of Bluefaced Leicester and Romney sheep. The flock were from a farm in Newton, Suffolk, 10 minutes from my shop in Long Melford, Suffolk. After sheering, the fleece was sent to The Halifax Spinning Mill in Yorkshire where it was woollen spun into 80 hanks of 4ply/Fingering weight yarn.
Each hank has then been hand dyed with woad individually by me; the whole collection taking a number of months to build up as the hanks were dyed one at a time, outside in the garden.
This unique, limited edition yarn will make a very special addition to your own yarn collection.
Stuart Race, The Woolpatch & Woolpatch Woad
(if you are purchasing from outside the UK find shipping info at the bottom of this page)
Woolpatch Woad not only celebrates the wonderful history of woad use in East Anglia but also attempts to replicate ancient and local wool traditions. The use of woad (Isatis Tinctoria) – also known as dyer’s woad – can be traced back to the blue broadcloth made nearby in Lavenham in the 16th Century and further back to Boudicca and the Iceni Tribe in AD60. All our Woolpatch Woad collections use locally sourced materials and traditional hand dying techniques to create this unique yarn.
I will use Royal Mail to send out all orders. They will all be sent out as a 'Small Parcel' due to the size. You will have two choices of delivery and a flat rate, regardless of weight to try and make it as easy as possible and not so expensive for you.
You will have a choice of the following when you get to the checkout page. Each option below is linked to the specific page on the Royal Mail website so you can find more information on how long your delivery will take.
First Class Small Parcel
Second Class Small Parcel
Rush Delivery - Royal Mail Tracked 48 hour
Outside of the UK - International:
International Standard (Not Tracked)
International Express (Tracked but not signed)
Your order will be sent out using new paper packaging rather than plastic parcel bags.