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Glenmore House

MVWI July Meeting - Wool decanted

Come along and hear the story behind wool decanted, a local yarn company on a mission to get crafters to use British wool

MVWI July Meeting - Wool decanted
MVWI July Meeting - Wool decanted

Time & Location

Jul 22, 2024, 8:00 PM

Glenmore House, 6 The Crescent, Surbiton KT6 4BN, UK

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Lisa  (on the left) and Linda are the faces behind wool decanted.  They set up our business in 2020, during the Covid pandemic.  They heard the news reports of the huge number of British sheep fleeces going to waste as one of the impacts of the pandemic. That gave them the seed of an idea. Linda has always loved knitting, but most often with soft imported Merino yarn - yet here on their doorstep  was an abundance of beautiful fleece! And so began their mission to encourage more crafters to make with British wool.  They deliberately concentrated on the softer end of the wool scale to show that British wool can be next-to-skin soft.  Knowing the amount of  precious time and love put into projects, they set about creating unique yarns that are beautifully soft to touch, knit up a dream and are a joy to wear.

A little over 6 months later, vintage 20, their first small British batch, was launched. Cheers! Celebrating the provenance of the wool is important to them too.  They have designed labels that emulate good wine labels, giving lots of  information about the wool’s journey.  They have named their yarns, like good wines, by the year the unique blends were created – vintage 20, vintage 21, vintage 22 and vintage 23.  This is where the wool journey becomes better than the wine journey – once the wine  is gone, it’s gone.  But the wool journey goes on and on in beautiful creations!  Don’t you just love that thought?

Lisa and Linda are lucky enough to live on a small houseboat on the river Thames, surrounded by nature and inspiration every day. 

They believe in honesty, integrity, truthfulness and fairness in everything they do. Through their yarn business, they are supporting British farmers, helping to save essential skills in processing, and promoting UK craftsmanship. 

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