Wellspring Tunis Sock yarn!
Regular price $30.00
A locally sourced sock yarn? Yes indeed. Elke has taken her Tunis wool and spun it with nylon to create a lovely sock yarn.
85% tunis wool, 15% nylon
400 yards / 100 grams
Tunis is one of the oldest breeds indigenous to the United States. Though usually raised for meat, they have creamy colored fleeces that spins into a lustrous long-stapled yarn that is nice for dyeing.
Wellspring Farm is located in Burnsville in western North Carolina is a fiber animal farm raising llamas, Jacob Sheep, Merino, Tunis and Tunis/corriedale sheep for their fiber. Products produced on the farm include rovings, yarns and felted, knit and crocheted fiber items and breeding stock. They offer farm tours, workshops, and lessons in spinning and fiber arts.
Farmer Elke, pictured here with her llamas, dyes these lovely yarns.