Yarn Bases

Baa-Ram-Ewe - DK Base (Nundle)

Weight: 8ply DK
Fibre: 100% Superwash Merino from Nundle Wool Mill

Meterage:  180m approx / weight 100gm
Needle Size: 4mm for sweaters, 4.5-5mm for shawls & cowls.
Characteristics: Resistant to pilling, shrinking or felting this yarn is beautifully soft and smooth.
Use: Ideal for warmer garments, shawls, cowls, ponchos & beanies. 
Care: We do recommend all our quality yarns be hand washed by gently soaking, put in a bag and dry spin on medium then lay flat to dry in shade.

Bamboozle - 4ply Base (UK)

Soft and cool to the touch it will be lovely against the skin in the warmer months and has wonderful drape. The Bamboo in the blend does not take the dye so there is a slight marled effect in the colourway which is just lovely.

Weight: Fingering / 4 ply Construction
80% Superwash Merino Wool / 20% Bamboo
Meterage:  400m approx / weight 100gm
>Characteristics: Soft  with a good twist.
Use: Perfect for Shawls and Garments. 
Care: We do recommend all our quality yarns be hand washed by gently soaking, put in a bag and dry spin on medium then lay flat to dry in shade.

Baby Yeti - 4ply 3 fold Fingering Base (NZ)

Weight: 4ply (woollen spun)

Fibre: 80% non SW Merino / 20% Possum Fur
Meterage:  400m approx / weight 100gm approx
Needle Size: 2.75-3.25mm
Tension: 28 stitches x 36 rows per 10cm/4"
Characteristics: A soft and lofty yarn sourced from Wild Earth Yarns NZ.

Merino blended with Possum, grown in the South Island and processed in Christchurch. A light, bulky woollen spun yarn. The Possum fur is trapped on the Banks Peninsula NZ and is hand plucked.

 

Good for those quick projects that require warmth for those wintery days. Soft against the skin.                                                                                                      
Care: We do recommend all our quality yarns be hand washed by gently soaking, put in a bag and dry spin on medium then lay flat to dry in shade.

Capra - 4ply Base (Nundle)

Weight: 4ply
80% Merino / 10 % Cashmere / 10% Nylon from Nundle Wool Mill

100g / 400m (approx)
Care: We do recommend all our quality yarns be hand washed by gently soaking, put in a bag and dry spin on medium then lay flat to dry in shade.

Cherub Fluff - 4ply Base (UK)

38% Baby Alpaca 25% Merino 37% Pima Cotton
100g / 400m (approx) 
Care: We do recommend all our quality yarns be hand washed by gently soaking, put in a bag and dry spin on medium then lay flat to dry in shade.

Entwine - DK Base (NZ)

Weight: 8ply DK

Fibre: 100% Superwash Merino 8ply 4 fold worsted spun yarn
Meterage:  220m approx / weight 100gm
Needle Size: 4.5mm - 5mm 
Characteristics: Superior softness, with a lovely luxurious handle, feels wonderful against the skin.
Use: With its superior softness this yarn is superb in warmer garments, shawls, cowls, ponchos & beanies. 
Care: We do recommend all our quality yarns be hand washed by gently soaking, put in a bag and dry spin on medium then lay flat to dry in shade.

Ewe-ge Obsession - DK Base (UK)

Weight: 8ply DK
Fibre: 100% mules free Superwash Merino spun in Italy

Meterage:  225m approx / weight 100gm
Needle Size: 3.25 -4mm for sweaters, 4.5-5mm for shawls & cowls.
Characteristics: Superior softness, lofty, with a lovely luxurious handle, feels wonderful against the skin.
Use: With its superior softness this yarn is superb in warmer garments, shawls, cowls, ponchos & beanies. 
Care: We do recommend all our quality yarns be hand washed by gently soaking, put in a bag and dry spin on medium then lay flat to dry in shade.

Fledgling - 4ply Sock Base (Nundle)

Weight: Sock / Fingering / 4 ply
Fibre: 75% Superwash Merino / 25% Nylon
Meterage:  400m approx / weight 100gm
Characteristics: Soft, Fluffy yet sturdy sock yarn with a good twist.
Use: Perfect for Baby Wear, Socks, Shawls and Garments. 
Care: We do recommend all our quality yarns be hand washed by gently soaking, put in a bag and dry spin on medium then lay flat to dry in shade.

Hatchling - High Twist 4ply Base (NZ)

Weight: High Twist 4 ply Fingering
Fibre: 100% Superwash Merino

Meterage:  375m approx / weight 100gm
Needle Size: 2.75 – 3.25 mm
Tension: 28 sts x 36 rows per 10cm / 4 inchs
Characteristics: Lovely, cushiony high twist yarn, is soft against the skin for Garment wear.
The high Twist gives superb definition in lace work & cabling & textured stitches.
Use: Suitable for Garments, Shawls & Socks.
Care: We do recommend all our quality yarns be hand washed by gently soaking, put in a bag and dry spin on medium then lay flat to dry in shade.

Luxfin Fingering 4ply Base (Nundle)

Weight: Fingering / 4 ply
Fibre: 50% Alpaca / 40% Merino / 10% Silk
Meterage:  400m approx / weight 100gm
Characteristics: Very soft with a lot of drape.
Use: This yarn has the halo of alpaca with the softness and subtle sheen of silk. It has beautiful drape lending itself particularly well to shawls and cowls. 
Care: We do recommend all our quality yarns be hand washed by gently soaking, put in a bag and dry spin on medium then lay flat to dry in shade.

Moirai - 2ply (UK)

Weight: 2ply
Fibre: 80% Extra Fine Merino / 20% Mulberry Silk (Non Superwash)

Meterage:  600m approx / weight 100gm
Gauge: 32sts to 10cm using 2mm - 3mm needles
Characteristics: A super soft yarn which feels like a cloud and drapes well. The yarn has a subtle glow due to the silk content.
Use: Perfect for shawls, light weight garments and special accessories. 
Care: We do recommend all our quality yarns be hand washed by gently soaking, put in a bag and dry spin on medium then lay flat to dry in shade.

Pegasus Polwarth - DK Base (Wild Earth Yarns NZ)

Weight: DK
Fibre: 100% Non Superwash Woolen Spun Polwarth from NZ

Meterage:  230m / weight 100gm (approx)
 
Care: We do recommend all our quality yarns be hand washed by gently soaking, put in a bag and dry spin on medium then lay flat to dry in shade.

Phoenix - 4ply Base (Kirchelly Textiles Wyong)

Weight: Fingering / 4 ply
Fibre: 100% Non Superwash Merino Single Source
Meterage:  340m / weight 100gm (approx)
Characteristics: Soft, Fluffy yet sturdy yarn with a good twist.
Use: Perfect for Baby Wear, Socks, Shawls and Garments. 

The property that the wool is sourced from is 6th generation merino. They have approx.. 9000 Soft Rolling Skin (SRS) Merino Sheep that produce the fleece that that this yarn base is spun from. The SRS Merino is fast growing with a high crimp that binds particularly well in the milling process and is renowned for its low itch feel. The SRS Merino sheep are smooth bodied, naturally resistant to fly strike and never need to be mulesed. The farm maintains 3 male mobs of about 250 sheep per mob. The males are left additional time prior to sheering to allow for the fleece to get to around 100mm or four inches to create the best of yarns .

Mt Bodangora is grown under the ‘SustainaWOOL’ integrity scheme. This is an accreditation program run by Italian woollen mills to promote “sustainable production of superfine wool with emphasis on wool produced under natural pastoral / grazing conditions and with the highest regard to the environment and the animal

Care: We do recommend all our quality yarns be hand washed by gently soaking, put in a bag and dry spin on medium then lay flat to dry in shade.

Sc-Ram-bled - DK Base (NZ)

Weight: DK 

Fibre: 100% Wool mix spun in New Zealand 
Meterage:  200m approx / weight 100gm
Needle Size: 4mm 22st x 30rows per 10cm sq
Characteristics: An all purpose yarn, robust, strong, soft.
Use: Though this yarn is a little cheaper due to its mixed fibre content, it will be equally good in sweaters, beanies, gloves, throw rugs, cushions or toys. Not as luxuriously soft as a 100% merino, but still soft and not scratchy unless you have super sensitive skin. It also works well in felting crafts.
Care: We do recommend all our quality yarns be hand washed by gently soaking, put in a bag and dry spin on medium then lay flat to dry in shade.

 

Selkie - Merino/Silk/Yak Fingering Base (UK)

Weight: Sock / Fingering / 3 ply Construction
Fibre: 60% Superwash Merino / 20% Silk / 20% Yak
Meterage:  366m approx / weight 100gm
Characteristics: Soft yet sturdy sock yarn with a good twist. A Lace Weight Yarn
Use: Perfect for Socks, Shawls and Garments. 
Care: We do recommend all our quality yarns be hand washed by gently soaking, put in a bag and dry spin on medium then lay flat to dry in shade.

 

Siren - Single Fingering Base (UK)

Weight: Fingering
Fibre: 100% Superwash Merino
Meterage:  366m approx / weight 100gm
Characteristics: Soft Fingering yarn with a good twist.
Use: Perfect for Shawls and Garments. 
Care: We do recommend all our quality yarns be hand washed by gently soaking, put in a bag and dry spin on medium then lay flat to dry in shade.

 

 

Sylph Lace - Mohair Silk Base (UK)

Weight: Lace Weight / 2 ply
Fibre: 72% Kid Mohair / 28% Mulberry Silk
Meterage:  420m / weight 50gm
Characteristics: Adds a delicate halo to projects whilst also adding incredible warmth.
Use: Perfect for holding double or being used in conjunction with other yarns to create a special effect. 
Care: We do recommend all our quality yarns be hand washed by gently soaking, put in a bag and dry spin on medium then lay flat to dry in shade.

Three Trees Shed - Base (Jilliby)

Weight: DK
Fibre: 50% Merino / 50% Alpaca
Meterage:  250m (approx)
We had this base created in collaboration with Fibre Arts Shed at Jilliby on the Central Coast. The Fibres for this yarn Base is Merino (Ashford Merino - NZ) and Alpaca (Iris Lodge Alpaca Farm - Jilliby).

There are 4 variations of this base.
Three Trees Shed A - The all-white skeins are merino/white alpaca.
Three Trees Shed B - Two white strands (merino /white alpaca) & one brown strand (merino /brown alpaca)
Three Trees Shed C - One white strand (merino /white alpaca) & two brown (merino /brown alpaca)
Three Trees Shed D - All brown skeins are merino /brown alpaca

Care: We do recommend all our quality yarns be hand washed by gently soaking, put in a bag and dry spin on medium then lay flat to dry in shade.

 

Wyvern - Worsted 12ply Base (Nundle)

Weight: 12ply 

Fibre: 100% SW Merino
Meterage:  150m approx / weight 100gm
Needle Size: 5.5mm                                                                                        Guage: 22rows x17stitches to 10x10cm (always check guage)
Characteristics: A soft and lofty yarn sourced from our local mill in Nundle. Good for those quick projects that require warmth for those wintery days. Soft against the skin.                                                                                                            Use: Great for sweaters or beanies or anything requiring a 10 or 12 ply aran or worsted weight yarn.
Care: We do recommend all our quality yarns be hand washed by gently soaking, put in a bag and dry spin on medium then lay flat to dry in shade.

Yeti - 8ply 4 fold DK Base (NZ)

Weight: 8ply (woollen spun)

Fibre: 80% non SW Merino / 20% Possum Fur
Meterage:  238m approx / weight 100gm approx
Needle Size: 4mm-5mm
Tension: 22 stitches x 30 rows per 10cm/4"
Characteristics: A soft and lofty yarn sourced from Wild Earth Yarns NZ.

Merino blended with Possum, grown in the South Island and processed in Christchurch. A light, bulky woollen spun yarn. The Possum fur is trapped on the Banks Peninsula NZ and is hand plucked.

 

 

Good for those quick projects that require warmth for those wintery days. Soft against the skin.                                                                                                      
Care: We do recommend all our quality yarns be hand washed by gently soaking, put in a bag and dry spin on medium then lay flat to dry in shade.