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One of my simple spindles (35g, 1.2oz)
50g (1.8oz) of North Ronaldsay Fibre
35g (1.2oz) Handcarded Merino, British Shetland Batt
50g (1.8oz) of Hand blended British BFL (Blue Faced Leicester), Merino Roving
plus professionally printed, illustrated instructions all in a box.


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Purple Kit- Other colours may be available, follow the link to see all other options currently available to purchase
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hilltopcloud/search?search_query=learn+to+spin
Usual colour options are shown in final photo.

This ships as a sturdy cardboard box, with all shipping information on outside, as shown in the 4th picture. If you want to use the box as a presentation box you may prefer to have this shipped inside a plastic mailing bag, so no postage stickers are attached directly to the box. There's a small additional charge for this option to cover the extra packaging and packing time.

If you don't want one of the options I have in stock, please send me a message or email me katie [!at] hilltopcloud.co.uk I will try to help out with custom colours, but during busy periods this may not be possible.

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*Why North Ronaldsay Fibre?
This fibre is much easier to use for beginners, the length of the fibres is not as long, the fibres grip together better. North Ronaldsay sheep are a very primitive breed, but unlike many primitive breeds have a relatively fine and soft fleece. This is a rare breed that only lives on the island of North Ronaldsay in Scotland, for much of the year it grazes the shore of the island eating seaweed. By buying this fibre you're supporting an ancient industry and way of life that goes back to 3000BC.
For more information about this breed take a look at the Rare Breeds Survival Trust Webpage- http://www.rbst.org.uk/watch-list/sheep/northronaldsay
Please note, this fibre varies in it's shades of grey and brown, some batches are darker, others lighter.

*Batts are triple carded and made from 50% British Shetland, 50% Merino.


*My rovings are hand blended using a hackle, this creates open, easy to draft fibre. Made from a blend of British BFL (Blue Faced Leicester), and Merino. A


Want to see what you can make with your finished yarn? Check out this blogpost
http://the-view-from-the-hill.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/learn-to-spin.html

For postage all fibres will be sent in a plastic bag to prevent any damage.

A smaller Learn to Spin Kit is also available-
https://www.etsy.com/listing/114078998/drop-spindle-kit-learn-to-spin-50g-18oz
Katie aka hilltopkatie

Drop Spindle Kit Purple - Learn to Spin- 135g (4.8oz) roving, batt, fibre, a spindle and beginner instructions

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