Sue Blacker is a yarn composition virtuoso: Her small spinnery in Cornwall that she
has been running since 2005 specializes in all natural yarn with wool from British sheep. “The breeders bring or send us their fleeces, and we will make beautiful yarns from them – even in small quantities”, Sue says. Which fibers are suitable for which kind of yarn, whether it should be woolen or worsted spun and how it should be plied is her expertise. “The characteristics are very important: Thickness, drape, elasticity, luster and whether it’s hard-wearing or not. We help our clients to work that out”, Sue says. Of course, she employs this knowledge for her own yarn brand “Blacker Yarns” as well: She carries pure breed yarns like Shetland, Gotland and Bluefaced Leicester, but also blends with silk, linen or compositions of different wools. Yarns like this will also help sustain rare sheep breeds, which is a very important aspect of her work. But Sue Blacker is not only an entrepreneur, a fiber expert, a sheep breeder and wool activist, she also knits and designs: “I only knit items that I want, and I like projects that are suitably mindless.” Her favorite yarns are those that have body and “a presence”. For example  “Blacker Swan”: It is spun from Merino Fiber from the Swan Inlet Farm on the Falkland Islands, blended with just a tiny bit of colored Shetland wool, into a bouncy, wonderfully soft yarn.

Sue Blacker is a yarn composition virtuoso: Her small spinnery in Cornwall that she has been running since 2005 specializes in all natural yarn with wool from British sheep. “The... read more »
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Sue Blacker is a yarn composition virtuoso: Her small spinnery in Cornwall that she
has been running since 2005 specializes in all natural yarn with wool from British sheep. “The breeders bring or send us their fleeces, and we will make beautiful yarns from them – even in small quantities”, Sue says. Which fibers are suitable for which kind of yarn, whether it should be woolen or worsted spun and how it should be plied is her expertise. “The characteristics are very important: Thickness, drape, elasticity, luster and whether it’s hard-wearing or not. We help our clients to work that out”, Sue says. Of course, she employs this knowledge for her own yarn brand “Blacker Yarns” as well: She carries pure breed yarns like Shetland, Gotland and Bluefaced Leicester, but also blends with silk, linen or compositions of different wools. Yarns like this will also help sustain rare sheep breeds, which is a very important aspect of her work. But Sue Blacker is not only an entrepreneur, a fiber expert, a sheep breeder and wool activist, she also knits and designs: “I only knit items that I want, and I like projects that are suitably mindless.” Her favorite yarns are those that have body and “a presence”. For example  “Blacker Swan”: It is spun from Merino Fiber from the Swan Inlet Farm on the Falkland Islands, blended with just a tiny bit of colored Shetland wool, into a bouncy, wonderfully soft yarn.

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Blacker Yarns Swan 4-ply Blacker Yarns Swan 4-ply
So soft, so voluminous – and the colors are just gorgeous! "Blacker Swan" is really a gem in the world of handknitting. Ultrasoft Merino Fiber from the Falkland Islands (mulesing free) is the main ingredient of this yarn. Only the best...
Content 50 Gramm (€19.80 * / 100 Gramm)
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Blacker Swan DK Balsam Bog Blacker Yarns Swan DK
This is the DK version of "Blacker Swan" – perfect for warm shawls, cardigans, pullovers and blankets. So soft, so voluminous – and the colors are just gorgeous! "Blacker Swan" is really a gem in the world of handknitting. Ultrasoft...
Content 50 Gramm (€19.80 * / 100 Gramm)
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Blacker Yarns Lyonesse Blacker Yarns Lyonesse
A summery yarn that will warm you when you are cold and keep the heat away when it's hot, that will absorb moisture and is wonderful to knit with: "Lyonesse" by Blacker Yarns, a composition of 50% linen and 50% supersoft merino fiber...
Content 50 Gramm (€19.80 * / 100 Gramm)
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Horizonte Kit Horizonte Kit ENGLISH
Knitting Kit consisting of the printed knitting pattern "Horizonte" and 100 g Blacker Swan (color: "Horizon Blue) plus 50 g Blacker Swan (color: "Pale Maiden"). Sometimes, when life is loud and complicated, and I just can’t seem to find...
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Blacker Yarns Tamar Blacker Yarns Tamar
This beautiful semi-worsted lustre yarn is spun from the fleeces of fine British rare breeds, including Teeswater, Wensleydale and Leicester Longwool. The natural grey of the Leicester Longwool makes two subtle base shades in silvery or...
Content 100 Gramm
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