Welcome to Lifelong YarnS
Lifelong skill in the craft of knitting. Lifelong husbandry of the sheep and the land. We are one of the first to offer knitters and crocheters luxury yarns spun from the fleece of the Scottish Blackface sheep. Grown and spun in the Borders of Scotland, our yarn blends are designed to create garments which last a lifetime.
Explore our site, learn our story and join us in the rediscovery of real fleece.
Many woolly creatives and wool lovers are contibuting to Wovember 2017. This is an annual celebration of all that is wonderful about REAL wool - here is my own contribution.
When we imagine our colourways, we try to recreate the beauty we see all around us here in the lowlands of Scotland.
It is 1976 and a young mother, her small child carried papoose-like on her back, is walking from her home in the village of West Linton in the Scottish Borders up into the foothills of the Pentlands
Just in time for the blaze of autumnal colours we see around us here in the Scottish Borders, our new 4ply yarns are in stock!
It is every yarn producer's dream to see customers create beautiful garments from their yarn. So you can imagine how happy I was to receive these photos.
Today's Guardian gives over two full pages to PETA's view that wearing wool is cruel. The justifications for this view are so flimsy I initially thought the best course was to laugh and ignore them.
The publicity material for St. Abb's Wool Festival has arrived. This will be Lifelong Yarn's first festival as a vendor - a dream come true. Then reality kicks in as the amount of preparation becomes clear.