Garthenor Organic Pure Wool

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Our Soil Association certified 100% wool knitting yarns also comply with the Global Organic Textile Standards

It is with great reluctance that we have been forced to respond to the rising cost of fuel and specialist processing and spinning - all our yarns are produced in individual batches from carefully selected fleece, but if we are to continue to produce our specialist organic yarns we must increase our prices to an economical level.

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Llynfi Textiles are now certified by the Soil Association to dye yarns to the Global Organic Textile Standards. Please contact them if you would like our yarns dyed using natural dyes and carrying the Soil Association Symbol.

image mitred jacket Mitred Jacket Pattern - Designed by Wendy Freebourne using our yarn: Wendy Freebourne

Please note that some sections are still being modified and updated.

Your comments and suggestions for improvements would be appreciated.

We can now offer Gift Certificates for any value you choose. This practical gift can be sent to any address worldwide and is sent complete with the latest sample card. The Certificate can be redeemed for yarn and postage up to the full value of the Certificate or used as part payment for a larger order, but cannot be exchanged for cash. There is no charge for this service, the recipient receives your full payment. Please e.mail your request.

The New Soil Association Organic Textile Standards can be downloaded here as a pdf file.

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We are delighted to recommend this recently published book by the renowned British knitwear designer Louisa Harding.

Natural Knits for Babies and Mums
by Louisa Harding
Publisher Search Press
Edition Paperback
Publication 26 June 2006
ISBN 9781844482023
EAN 9781844482023
An inspired collection of knitting patterns for mother and baby's first eighteen months together, created with organically grown and naturally produced yarns.

To order direct from the publisher, UK and European customers please click here: Search Press

Customers from the USA and Canada please order from Interweave Press



•YARNS for sale

Over 70 Soil Association Certified knitting yarns in 100% organic wool.

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All our wool is shorn from Traditional and Rare Breeds of Certified Organic British sheep and spun by a Soil Association certified mill where each batch of fleeces is identified and processed separately. The fleeces are washed with a biodegradable detergent and then carded and spun by machine. During the spinning a small amount of approved oil is added to the wool as necessary lubrication. This is removed in the final wash leaving a pure clean yarn which is neither dyed nor is it bleached: all the colours are natural and so cannot run when washed. The whole process is environmentally friendly.

Our yarns were the first to carry the Soil Association Symbol, they are processed to full Soil Association Organic Textile Standards which now incorporate the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS).

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•FLEECE for sale

We stock fleece for hand spinning, felting, filling for pillows and toys etc. Raw (unwashed), Washed, Carded




A selection of garments for order, bespoke hand knitting to your personal requirements.

Produced to full Soil Association and Global Organic Textile Standards.

Knitted garments



Some information about the sheep who produce our wool!





Contact Us
Garthenor, Llanio Road, Tregaron, Ceredigion, Wales SY25 6UR, U.K.
Telephone 01570 493 347 (From Overseas: +44 1570 493 347)
e-mail Chris King or Sally Davies:

VAT No. (GB) 771 7172 36

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