"Matriarca" in English means just what it sounds like...matriarch! We have two very special matriarchal lines in our Romney flock; Bonnie and Chloe. Bonnie is our oldest Romney, turnig 13 years old this spring. This yarn is so very special to me. It is made up of Bonnie's wool and all of her lambs that we have in our flock: Uncle Ely, Idris, and Chamomile. It amazes me to see her beautiful family line. Bonnie has many grand-lambs that are with us, as well. Clarabelle, Dumbledore, Ernie Ernesto and Elliot are the lambs that are here with us. There are a few others that have gone on to live on other farms. This yarn holds all of the wonderful Romney qualities in it: squish, bounce, and luster. And even at almost 13 years old, Bonnie is still producing a gorgeous, full Romney fleece! Imagine the potential of all the sheep that come from her line!!!
***This would be a perfect yarn to try some natural dyeing on! Long wool sheep, like Romneys, take up dye exceptionally well!!!
Matriarca - Romney
From: Bonnie, Uncle Ely, Idris, and Chamomile
2 ply Sport
350 yds/320 meters
100% Romney Wool
Garment Suggestions: Perfect for any type of garment! I envision lacey cardigans and shawls, a lovely warm pair of socks, a beautiful cabled hat. But honestly, this yarn would be excellent for anything! Not necessarily next to skin, but could be depending on your prickle factor.