HANDCRAFTED WITH OUR FIRST BATCH HOMEGROWN SCOTTISH CASHMERE
Masses of care, time and expertise has gone into the Lunan Bay Bunnet, from farm to yarn to knit. A true heirloom piece.
The Lunan Bay Bunnet, made with the first batch of our homegrown Scottish Cashmere, from our own Scottish Cashmere goats at Lunan Bay Farm, Scotland. This is first time in 30 years that Scottish Cashmere has been grown in this country, so this Bunnet is something to be cherished. Expertly handknitted by craft knitter, Jenny Petrie of Auchmithie Design, located 5 miles along the shore from us at the quaint fishing village of Authmithie.
We tend to our herd of 250 Scottish Cashmere Goats along the stunning coastline of Lunan Bay, the only fibre producing Cashmere herd in the whole of Scotland and UK. We manage our goats regeneratively, working in harmony with nature and our treasured environment.
Every Spring we gently hand comb our goats’ cashmere winter undercoats, which this naturally cast at this time of year. On average, Cashmere goats only produce around 200g of super soft Cashmere fibre per year hence why Cashmere is so highly prized.
Once harvested, our Scottish Cashmere is dehaired, processed and spun by Border Mill, an artisan micro-mill in the Scottish Borders. Here they blend our Scottish Cashmere with native Shetland fleece, to create our stunning small batch heritage yarn.
Our Scottish Cashmere Shetland yarn is expertly handknitted on needles by bonnet designer, Jenny Petrie to has created this unique design using her signature bumblebee stitch. The cable design reflects our fishing heritage around our dramatic coastline of Angus.
Only 5 of this design will be made.
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Read more about our homegrown Scottish Cashmere project in The Sunday Post, The Times and The Courier: