Debbie takes great care in choosing products to sell at Wool on the Exe. The shop aims be ethical, sustainable, inspiring, and to meet the fibre needs of our diverse customers. We’re proud of our shop and would like to tell you more about our some of our suppliers.
photo from Cambrian Wool CIC
Cambrian Mountains Wool, like Wool on the Exe, is a community interest company (CIC). Their background goes back to 2008 with a rural initiative aimed at supporting and developing the farming economies of Mid Wales, Dartmoor, The Peak District and the North Highlands. It wasn’t until 2016 that the company was formed and the Cambrian yarn was produced, so they're a relatively young organisation, similar to Wool on the Exe.
We are delighted to support their goals of preserving traditional wool production by stocking their gorgeous wool in our shop. As well as being a sustainable and ethical business, the Welsh Mule and Bluefaced Leicester blend of yarn they produce is beautiful! The yarn comes in a range of colours inspired by the local hills, history, architecture, and the work of local artists. We stock all ten gorgeous colours of Cambrian Wool 4ply.
The yarn is worsted spun and has a gentle sheen and halo. It is a versatile wool feels both soft and rustic. We think it would be ideal for colourwork projects, as demonstrated by designer Sophie McKane in her Sheep Shuffle Mitts pattern.
photo from Sophie McKane
You can see more projects using this beautiful yarn on Ravelry.
Or, if you pop into the shop, we would love to find some pattern possibilities with you!