Local Yarn from Happy Sheep | Grown, Spun & Dyed in Central Germany

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our bases

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Origin

Our first base Origin is a 3ply 100% merino yarn, woolen spun at a small family run mill. After spinning, the wool is washed in a stream on the property and hung to dry. We then skein the dry yarn and package it with the greatest of care. This is a dk weight yarn, with fiber sourced from small flocks in villages surrounding the city where I live. This is fiber that previously was not being used but rather often thrown away or burned. We’re excited to turn this existing resource into a useable product.

Origin is completely sourced, spun and packaged within a 50 mile radius, before making it’s way to you.

100 g / 200 m

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HOmestead

Our newest base Homestead is also a 3ply 100% merino yarn, woolen spun at our same mill, undergoing the same washing and packaging processes as Origin. The fiber for this base is all sourced from one larger flock, in the surrounding region (Marburger Hinterland- if you’re curious!). This time around we’ve intercepted the fiber before it was sold off to a broker and sent overseas to be spun and mixed together with fiber from all over the place before being (potentially) imported back here for people to knit with. With this yarn, we're solving a slightly different problem in the wool supply chain, but an important one nonetheless.

Homestead is completely sourced, spun and packaged within a 65 km radius, before making it’s way to you.

approx 100 g / 140 m


Both of these bases are currently produced in two natural shades (cream & grey) In addition to these natural shades, we also offer limited edition naturally dyed skeins & mini skeins. We use plant dyes to create our colors and therefore, although similar processes are always used there may be slight color discrepancies between skeins dyed using the same material.

This is rustic farm yarn- it's woolly and sheepy. To ensure that your yarn does not felt, always wash by hand. If you’re curious, I’ve written all about how I block (and sometimes pre-wash) our yarn here.