Blacker Yarns was launched in 2008 by The Natural Fibre Company, a specialist wool mill at Launceston on the Cornwall-Devon border of the UK. Owner, Cornish-born Sue Blacker, moved the company from Lampeter in Wales to Cornwall in 2005 signalling the start of a minor revolution. With a keen interest in specific breeds, including rare and unusual breeds, Sue and her family are passionate about supporting local UK farmers. In 2007 they introduced worsted spinning, and in the summer of 2008 added a dye plant. The dye plant produces the palettes for their ranges of Blacker Yarns, carefully creating shades designed to tone with the natural fibre colours. Blacker's beautiful yarns are thoughtfully produced in a sustainable fashion that supports local farmers, heritage breeds and is kind to the earth. And they are a dream to knit and crochet.