Upton Yarns

Upton Yarns

To perhaps state the obvious, I love wool. For me wool is safety and security and artistic expression all in one. A hand knit wool sweater is both a hug made manifest and a tie to tradition. Given all that, it is also perhaps inevitable that I appear to have started a yarn business.

The wool for my yarn comes from backyard flocks and small farms in New England. It is spun in small mills to my specifications, and then I dye it, using plant based dyes and one insect based dye sourced from Botanical Colors, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association El Salvador Sistering Project, and sometimes Earthues.

To sum it all up: Through Upton Yarns I want to support small farmers and breed enthusiasts, heirloom and rare sheep breeds, small fiber related businesses, and natural dye producers, all in the service of creating amazing yarn, which will hopefully be turned into a treasured heirloom and see many generations of use.

Sarah

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