Local artisans spin Great Southern Yarn

Newcastle Herald
By: Newcastle Herald
Photo: By Xanthe Roxburgh

Photo Caption: Great Southern Yarn is a hand-dyed blend of merino and alpaca wool sourced in NSW and milled at Orange.
Original content from Newcastle Herald.    

As a yarn retailer and lifelong knitter, Jennifer Smart has long been frustrated at not being able to source yarn that had not been produced offshore.

The vast majority of Australian wool, both for yarn and cloth, is either fully or partially processed overseas.

There are only a handful of genuinely 100 per cent Australian produced yarns and they are mostly processed in boutique mills.

For that reason, Jennifer, who owns Mulberry and Flax, in Islington, came up with a “far-fetched” plan to devise her own hand dyed, 100 per cent Aussie yarn – Great Southern Yarn.

Sourced from NSW-raised merino and alpacas and processed by Adagio Mills in Orange,  Great Southern Yarn is is a beautiful blend of 50 percent merino and 50 percent alpaca, available in 4 ply and DK (8ply).

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