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.
Lifelong Yarns has had a wonderful couple of months
Overwhelmed - is the only word which describes our experience of vending at EYF2018's 'Meet the Shepherdess' event on March 18th
That many are cold and the world is full of hate does not mean that one should stand in the snow for shame or refrain from making love.
A few weeks back I visited the Scottish Fisheries Museum at Anstruther in Fife. I was keen to visit the travelling exhibition 'Visserstruien - an exhibition of Dutch fishermen's sweaters
Some of the men in my family are mad keen football fans.
I thought you might enjoy this photo from the back of the loom
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