The Angry Triangle is the nickname of a Hebridean sheep in the Isle of Tiree. She lives on the Tiree Tea croft, and whenever she is getting ready to have a lamb she gets steadily more triangular and more furious looking.
She is popular on social media where an annual cry of “Behold, the return of the Angry Triangle” usually garners about 7 likes.
The entire flock numbers around 60, with Hebrideans, Hebridean Texel crosses in brown and white, a bouncing Beltex tup called Colonel Nut-Clackers and a Blue Texel ram called Little Blue Dangles.
Vader (pictured – he’s on the left) was a former pet, and he leads the flock in the direction of snacks at the slightest hint of a rustle.
The price of wool is at an all time low, and black wool is particularly low value, so after a wee chat with the Angry Triangle and her flockmates – all of whom were furious about the situation, we decided to try selling some.
About the yarn
We have worked with The Natural Fibre Company to clean and spin the yarn. Our bulging balls and hanks are:
- 100% Pure wool
- Aran weight
- Woollen or worsted spun
Wollen spun is perfect for crafts, cushions and hard-wearing projects. It holds a cable a treat. Being softer, worsted spun is perfect for hats, scarves and jumpers!
As it is 100% wool, you will want to crack open that guide you once saw online about how to use the settings on your washing machine.
That’s what we said when we figured out the costs of small scale production.
However, in buying you are supporting the shearer, the crofter, the mill workers and the myriad other small businesses we have used – from the wonderful Jenna’s logo design to leaflet printing.
Not a penny has gone to the big companies – apart from Royal Mail, because without our local posties we would be completely scuppered.