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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.

Purple Kit- Other colours may be available, follow the link to see all other options currently available to purchase
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.


*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

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

A smaller Learn to Spin Kit is also available-

Buyers from the UK and EU will have 20% VAT added to the price displayed.

These are dates issues by Royal Mail as the last posting dates for post to arrive in time for Christmas. Please make sure you purchase nice and early to avoid any undue stress at this busy time of year.

3rd December- Africa and Middle East
7th December- Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Eastern Europe, Carribbean, Central & South Americ
10th December- Australia, New Zealand, Greece
14th December- Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland, Austria, Iceland, Ireland, Portugal, Spain
17th December- France, Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland, UK

Meet the owner of hilltopcloud

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Katie aka hilltopkatie

Frequently asked questions about hilltopcloud

Sorry, I can't supply my items on a wholesale basis
Handspun yarn should be washed carefully. All yarn has been washed before it has been listed for sale. I use hand hot water, and fragrance free detergent.
I don't recommend the rinse-free wool washes, they seem to make colours bleed.
Sorry, I can't do any custom spinning at present.

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


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