Zealana Heron Worsted is soft and durable. The blend of 80% fine New Zealand merino and 20% brushtail possum is fluffier than you might expect!
About Zealana Heron Worsted
Zealana Heron Worsted is soft, warm and durable. The blend of 80% fine New Zealand merino and 20% brushtail possum is fluffier than you might expect! Many of the yarns have a heathered look to them, and the possum creates some beautiful haloing.
Zealana Heron Worsted lends itself to many different kinds of knitting projects. It’s especially popular for caps, sweaters, mitts and scarves. It’s also a great yarn for any felting projects you may have.
If you’re looking for an even softer and warmer worsted yarn that is machine washable, try Zealana Kauri Worsted, which is part of the Performa range.
Woolyarns, the owner of Zealana, was the first company to spin possum yarns. They created the Zealana brand in order to showcase their ultra soft, light, warm and durable luxury hand knitting yarns. Their Artisan series of yarns features soft, cozy, lofty and durable possum blends.
Settlers brought the non-native possum to New Zealand in the 19th century for the purpose of building a fur industry. Then the possums devastated New Zealand’s bird population. When you buy Zealana yarns, you are helping manage the possum population in New Zealand, and helping prevent possum predation on New Zealand native birds. You’re also getting yarn made with a fibre that is breathable, warmer than either merino or cashmere, and luxuriously soft.