Red Kite Merino and Bamboo Top-Freya Jones-Freya Jones Art and Craft

Red Kite Merino and Bamboo Top

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All our blends are named after things to do with the Chilterns and surrounding areas

During the 16th and 17th centuries Red Kites were such a common part of British wildlife with their penchant for stealing cloth from washing lines that Shakespeare referred to this habit in “The Winter’s Tale” when the rogue Autolycus says, “My traffic is sheets; when the kite builds, look to lessen linen.” However they were nearly hunted to extinction into the 19th century. In 1999 a joint project between the RSPB and the Nature Conservancy Council sought to reintroduce the closely related Spanish Red Kites all along the Chiltern escarpment between Aylesbury and High Wycombe. It was incredibly successful and if you were at the shop and were to go outside there would probably be a Red Kite flying overhead!

80% Merino 20% Bamboo

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Although we try to match the true colour in the photograph, please be aware that colours on different monitors differ. Come into the shop to see and feel it in the flesh as it were!