Yarn Bases

Archie Yarns

Made from 75% Bluefaced Leicester and 25% Brown Masham fleeces, spun from 100% British fleece in Yorkshire the wool is soft, supple and takes the colour we apply to it readily.

Archie Roving - a soft hand dyed single Worsted/DK ply. Super soft and delicate, this yarn has a tonal depth to it created by the use of Brown Masham wool with the natural light colouring of the BFL wool. It creates a lovely depth of colour when dyed with a tweed like effect. Archie roving is also perfect for hand felting as it has been lightly spun and gently treated.

Archie Sock, DK and Aran - a luxurious beautiful yarn that is silky and supple with a tonal depth to it created by the use of Brown Masham wool alongside Bluefaced Leicester wool. It creates a lovely depth of colour when dyed and it soft and malleable. When knitted or crochet it gives a lovely drape and is perfect for garments, as well as small accessories.

Poppy Yarn

Undyed 100% Bluefaced Leicester British wool, DK, Single ply, Chunky, 4ply, sock

Poppy yarns are 100% Bluefaced Leicester yarns. Spun from 100% British fleece in Yorkshire the wool is soft, supple and takes the colour we apply to it readily. 

Poppy Roving  – like a heavenly chocolate it is smooth and silky, and so soft it is hard to believe it is 100% wool. But it is! This luxury yarn is a single DK ply, and gives a luxurious drape when knitted or crochet. Its delicate ply means it can be felted, but also needs to be treated with care.

Poppy Twist - a fun yet luxurious hand dyed chunky yarn. It is super soft and bouncy, with the twist creating a lovely stitch definition. Perfect for quick knits and crochet. Poppy twist is also perfect for large projects that require a robust yet tactile yarn, such as throws or cushions. 

Poppy Sock - this 100% wool 4ply sock weight yarn just loves colour! The high twist spin on the 100% wool yarn means even without a nylon content it is strong enough for socks and accessories that take a lot of wear. 

Alice Yarn

Alice sock - a 70% Alpaca 30%wool. Spun from 100% British fleece in Yorkshire the wool is soft, supple and takes the colour we apply to it readily.

Wesleydale & Jacob Yarn

Jacob Dk - a 100% Jacob wool. Spun from 100% British fleece in Yorkshire the wool is rustic yarn and takes the colour we apply to it readily. Also available in different shades of fleece, and over dyed. Currently these yarns are only available at Cook & Foragers - for further information, please contact Becky@Ovis Yarns.

Wensleydale DK - a 100% Wensleydale wool. Spun from 100% British fleece in Yorkshire, this is a soft and drapey wool that creates jewel like tones when it takes the dye. Available on-line and at Cook & Foragers.