Wenning Wool specialises in processing wool yarn from Masham sheep, a rare cross breed, farmed around Wenningdale in the north of England. Peter & Cecile work with a small number of local farmers to process Masham fleeces, we are delighted to be able to stock this unique yarn here at Northern Yarn.
The Masham breed does well on the hills in the north of England in the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland, being a cross between a Dalesbread ewe and a Teeswater ram. These upland breeds reflect the harsh conditions of the area and the experience that local farmers have gained farming the area over the years and are crucial to the environmental sustainability of this area.
4 ply - 100g skein - 350 yrds approx
DK - 100g skein - 200 yrds approx
Aran - 100g skein - 140 yrds approx
Pure Lancashire wool - cool hand wash