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How to Replace Wool Grease in Garments

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Woolen garments and accessories, that have had the natural grease (lanolin) retained, are perfect for cold climates. They are very close to being totally water proof creating a garment or accessory that will keep you dry. Definitely great for your snow adventures - hiking and skiing. Woolen beanies, mittens and jumpers will keep you snug and warm. But what happens when the natural grease is reduced after washing?   The Read More

Why I Use Hand Spun Yarns

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hand spun yarns are an absolute joy to work with in so many ways.  I end up with a unique, never to be repeated yarn, which has been spun to highlight the natural beauty of the stitch textures creating a timeless piece of handmade.  With a little bit of knowledge you too can source some unique, natural, high quality yarns and prepare to create your own piece of luxury. Unique Read More

Why Buy Certified Organic Cotton Yarn?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Quality – organic cotton is naturally more durable. Good Conductor of Heat - Cotton keeps the body cool in summer and warm in winter.  Non-allergenic – natural fibre that doesn’t irritate sensitive skin. Environmentally safe – Certified organic cotton leaves no harmful side effects. Socially responsible – every time we purchase Certified organic we are helping to build a better world. Fair Trade – improved living standards of the farmers Read More

Australian Gotland Rovings

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Gotland wool has a very high warmth to weight ratio, providing a great deal of warmth and comfort. The fibre is fine, lustrous, has a soft handle with a clearly defined curl (spurl) from 10mm to 15mm. The wool has a good tensile strength. Gotland overdyes producing subtle colours. Perfect for spinners, knitters, textile artists, weavers and felters. Gotland fleece is very rare in Australia, it is a breed of Read More

Welcome to our new website

Friday, January 30, 2015

‘Wool & Cotton Road’ yarns are sourced from nature, from fibres that are sustainable from seed to yarn. Wool that is premium quality from carefully selected and bred Australian coloured sheep and supremely soft Organic Fair Trade cotton from Peru. As the website evolves you will find helpful hints, questions answered and a sharing of knowledge. Our online store is very close to opening, but until then please send me Read More