Introducing Cormo from Sincere Sheep!
We’re proud to now be carrying yarn from Sincere Sheep, a one-woman dyeing outfit located in Northern California. Brooke works with U.S. shepherding families to source small-farm batches of fleece and oversees the cleaning and spinning process. From there, she uses natural dyes to create beautiful color palettes that really highlight the wonderful characteristics of her yarns. We carry 2 weights of her Cormo yarn – sport and worsted – and we’re sure it will become a shop favorite.
Cormo is a specific breed of sheep originally developed in the 1960s in Tasmania.The sheep are a cross between Corriedale rams and superfine Saxon Merino ewes. They produce a fleece with a long staple, a high crimp, and a high micron count (18-23 microns) which provides a wool that is next-to-skin soft and delightfully plump. Cormo yarn has great stitch definition and a wonderful hand.
Why Natural Dye?
Natural dyes provide a rich palette for the dyer. Many of the dyes are made with things in your own backyard or kitchen – marigolds, onion skins, rhubarb – or are imported from plants and insects native to Europe and Asia, such as indigo and cochineal. The colors play wonderfully on the lush. naturally white, Cormo wool.
So What Can I Make?
Cormo is so delightfully soft!