Irish Hand Craftsmanship. Donegal Yarn.
Spinning has a centuries-old tradition in Ireland; Donegal families continue to make clothes by hand even today, many years after the invention of spinning machines. ‘Donegal Yarn’ is the name of one such hand-spun product – a speciality of the area that needs a lot of care in the making. First, up to six different shades of wool are spun into a yarn that has a single basic shade. Into this base are then woven a further seven or eight colours that give genuine Donegal yarn its characteristic ‘speckling’, called ‘flecks’ in the trade.
From the Aran Isles.
Our Irish producers Inis Meáin have made this grey mix, merino wool, round-neck pullover for us from genuine Donegal yarn.