Blacker Yarns and Blacker Designs were launched in 2008 as brands of The Natural Fibre Company, our specialist wool mill at Launceston on the Cornwall-Devon border of the UK. NFC spins all the yarns we use for the Blacker brand, made exclusively from the fleece of British sheep. To see us in action and how our mill works, take a look at our films on YouTube.
Our mill specialises in adding value to fleece supplied by farmers and turning it into high-quality knitting or weaving yarns which they can sell for themselves to generate a new or growing source of income from their flocks. The Natural Fibre Company has been spinning yarns since 1991, and the services we offer have continued to increase dramatically since our relocation to Cornwall in 2005.
We pride ourselves on the finest quality British yarns that we produce, created onsite by our highly skilled team of textile industry trained engineers and specialist finishers. Our yarns from natural fibres are made with integrity.
We offer a range of beautiful and contemporary, breed-specific yarns in a large variety of colour palettes as well as undyed. Our yarns are available in different weights including Double Knitting, Chunky, Lace, 3ply and 4ply amongst others and cover everything from every day classics providing good value to rare and luxury varieties. On our website we also offer lots of advice and information for all levels of skill and knowledge from the absolute beginner to the more advanced knitter and crochetier. Look out for our Special Offers and Limited-Edition ranges which are always extremely popular.
We have seen an increase in demand for our gorgeous yarns, especially during the lockdown periods of 2020. As knitting and crocheting continues to grow in popularity, with Knit and Natter groups, including virtual ones, firmly established across the world; celebrity knitters showcasing their latest creations and the health benefits associated with being creative widely acknowledged, we’re delighted to be able to offer the very finest yarns to enhance your knitting and crocheting experience.