This is really, really special fibre. It’s produced by John Arbon Textiles from locally farmed Devon flocks. The blend is inspired – the Exmoor Blueface is beautifully strong and has a lot of softness as well as an open hand and beautiful texture. The Devon-bred BFL is some of the finest I’ve ever come across – soft, lustrous and bouncy. Finally, the Wensleydale gives it strength and a silky lustre. I love that all these fibres can be traced back to local flocks. It’s perfect for socks, thanks to its strength and softness, and will also make wonderful garments including hats, gloves and sweaters.
These colours seem like whispers to me – soft blue-green, mulberry, chocolate brown and parchment. They are soft, cool and calm, but interesting enough to set the rumour mills going.