Zebra Finch - Exmoor Blueface/BFL/Wensleydale
The zebra finch is an unassuming little bird - it doesn't flash with iridescent greens and golds, but its colours are rich and earthy. As soon as I saw a picture of it, this colourway flashed into my mind. This is a blend of soft grey, fawn, chocolate brown, bright coral pink and spicy orange. It's absolutely glorious
50% Exmoor Blueface/30% Bluefaced Leicester/20% WensleydaleThis 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.
Each braid weighs 100g.