There's not really an 'Us' to write about at Springer & Manx...only a 'Me'. I'm Laura, and I love playing with wool. And dyes. I'm really lucky, as these things form the basis of my job here at Springer HQ, which is a rather lovely cabin in our back garden on a farm just outside Abergavenny, South Wales.
Here at Springer & Manx, I like to produce small batches of yarns using a number of different techniques. I tend to work mainly with British Bluefaced Leicester and Merino yarns, but i'm also quite fond of silks, and a particularly lovely wool, silk & yak blend. My fibre (clean, dyed but unspun wool) is purchased from a supplier in England, and my spun wool comes from a mill in Wales. All of my materials are sourced from farms where animal welfare is of top priority, and both the Merino yarns and fibre come from farms that do not practice mulesing.
As well as the yarn, I also produce a range of felted items. Using either needle felting or wet felting techniques (sometimes both), along with Merino or Corriedale wool, I fashion a range of items from fairies and gnomes, through to soft furnishings and lampshades and felted scarves and wraps.