Heritage wool yarns from Portugal.
There are fourteen different breeds of sheep in Portugal. Some of them are critically endangered after being progressively replaced by foreign, more productive breeds. Retrosaria produces and sells yarn made exclusively from portuguese wool. We create manufactured yarn in collaboration with small manufacturers and breeders associations, and we also commission small batches of artisan yarns like Bucos, Alfeire, Nordeste and Mirandesa, which are scoured, teased, carded and spun by hand in small villages around the country.
We also offer a small collection of high quality yarns produced by european manufacturers called A Retrosaria Apresenta.
To see all the other yarns we carry follow this link and use the dropdown menu to refine your search by brand, weight, etc.