Pre-orders are now open for Norwood and Elora, our locally sourced 100% Canadian yarns. We're planning to close pre-orders on June 30th, but as our quantities of fleece are very limited, we will close earlier if need be.
Why should I pre-order these yarns?
Both the Norwood and Elora yarns are custom-spun from fleece we buy directly Pine Hollow Farm in Norwood, Ontario. Because we have a limited supply of fleece each year, we've had to guess how much to allocate to Norwood and how much to Elora. We also have to decide how much to dye in each colourway.
We often sell out very quickly in some of our popular colours, so this is your chance to order exactly what you want and know that we will have it spun and dyed just for you!
If I pay for my pre-order now, when will I get my yarn?
We're planning to ship out the finished yarn in early September. As of now the sheep have been sheared and the fleece is at Wellington Fibres, ready to be spun. It's a busy time of year for the mill, so we typically don't get the spun yarn until August, at which point we'll dye it all up and send it out to you!
What exactly is "Norbouillet"? What is the story behind this yarn?
Allison, the sheep farmer we buy from, calls the fleece from her flock "Norbouillet" as it is a Rambouillet cross that she has been breeding for so many years that it is now specific to her farm.
You can read all about our process in developing this yarn on our blog. Debbie wrote this post in 2015 when we first started this project and we've been gradually increasing the amount of fleece we buy each year. We are up to 40 lbs this year!
Will I still be able to buy these yarns later in the year?
Maybe. We typically don't pre-sell absolutely all of our fleece, but we can't guarantee that we'll have a specific colourway available later and we're only planning to dye Norwood as pre-orders this year.
If we have any Elora sets left to sell after pre-orders are filled, we'll add them to our website later in the year. Please join our mailing list for all updates!
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