Cashmere Yarn | Finished product

Cashmere Yarn | Finished product

Once the cashmere fibre has been through dyeing, carding, spinning and winding and turned into yarn it is ready to go into stock or be sold. It is in these boxes pictured that the yarn is shipped up to our mill in the Scottish Borders. We buy our yarn in Kgs and order...
Cashmere Yarn | Winding

Cashmere Yarn | Winding

After being spun on the mule spiders the yarn which is on “cops” is then moved to winding. The winding machine undertakes quality control processes and also winds the yarn from the “cops” onto cones. The cones are what the yarn will be sold on...
Cashmere Yarn | Blending

Cashmere Yarn | Blending

Blending happens between dyeing and carding and is the process of mixing precise recipes, or raw cashmere, to get the perfect fibre mix for each individual colour on the shade-card. During the blending process fibres pass through opening machines which separate the...
Cashmere Yarn | Recipe Room

Cashmere Yarn | Recipe Room

For the second instalment of this series I wanted to take you behind the scenes in the “Recipe Room”. Every year my yarn supplier send me a new “shade-card”. This is their equivalent of a look book and details all their colours available for...
Cashmere Yarn | Origins

Cashmere Yarn | Origins

I am very excited to bring a new series to the blog – “The Making of Cashmere Yarn”. As you all know all my products are knitted in 100% cashmere, and whilst I often share images of the knitting machines at work there is a whole other story and...