In the Yorkshire countryside near Halifax, at Turnacre Ryeland Wool Products, Julie Turner is busy spinning wool from her son and daughter-in-lawâ€™s pedigree Ryeland and Coloured Ryeland flocks - known for their fine, soft and fluffy fleece. â€œYarn made with this wool is very springy with good elasticity,â€ says Julie. â€œThe fibres have much crimp which, once spun into yearn, create pockets of air which make the yarn warm and cosy. Textured stitches and cables hold their shape particularly well.â€ Julie works with beautiful natural colours â€“ Ryelands produce creamy white fl eece, while Coloured Ryelands produce a solid colour or variations in one fleece, from the lightest to darkest grey or mid to dark brown, with sun-bleached tips. Turnacre also sells mill-spun Ryeland yarn from other breeders, plus patterns from designers including Jacinta Bowie.
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