Warm to wool

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Head to toe wonderful wool clothing


Glencroft is a British brand of responsibly sourced country clothing and accessories all from sheep. Our range is made from 100% British Wool, Harris Tweed and real sheepskin. We produce a range of flat caps, knitwear, scarves, hats, rugs, gloves, slippers, bags and accessories.

Glencroft is a family business established in 1987, based in the Yorkshire Dales. It encompasses a lifetime of experience in the wool and sheepskin industry, we are proud to work alongside traditional local mills, tanneries and factories.

We’ve also now started to produce our own yarn for hand and machine knit from local Yorkshire farms.

Around The Body - Red tweed backed gloves

Dashing Tweeds

Dashing Tweeds aim to modernise traditional tweed fabric to create top quality made-to measure-men’s and ladies’ suits, scarves, gloves, knitwear, bags and coats.

Dashing Tweeds was founded in 2006, by Guy Hill and Kirsty McDougal who design and weave creative fabrics, bringing new colour combinations and textures to their customers.

Ali Sharman Hand Weaver

Ali designs and weaves tweed by hand as well as commissioning short runs
of cloth, seeking to work sustainably by using resources from the
region. Her Howgill Cloth range is inspired by the fells that overlook
her workshop and uses traceable wool sourced from local flocks. The
processes of scouring, spinning, dyeing, weaving and finishing all take
place within a 70 mile radius of her base in the Yorkshire Dales.  Ali’s
cloth is designed for clothing, light furnishings and other sewing
projects. You can also purchase her Howgill weaving yarn.

Ali also teaches weaving from her workshop, either 1-2-1 or in small

Around The Body woollen knitted ties

Penelope Cream

I design and make hand-knitted ties using artisan-dyed wool. Also, a range of attractive illusion ‘knitted’ stationery and scarves using my wool-based designs. The wool comes from artisan studio dyers who work to ensure each selected skein of yarn is dyed in exquisite, saturated colours for long-lasting hue and vibrance. Each hand-knitted piece is a unique bespoke design, influenced by couture pieces from the 1920s-1940s. I construct the wool into a textured surface that combines three-dimensional form with variants of colour. Commissions are very welcome, or choose from my studio pieces already in stock.

Around the Home Herdwick tweed handbags

Herdwick Limited

Herdwick Limited sources fleece from National Trust farms in Near Sawrey, Coniston & Grasmere. Wool is processed in Yorkshire and our unique tweed is hand crafted to produce quality bags, cushions & caps. True provenance & traditional northern skills.

Around The Body Red woollen poncho

Jelena Faergemann

Jelena Faergemann – designs and produces knitwear, woollen accessories, textile designs and homeware design.

All products are designed and made in our Oxfordshire studio, by hand and using different types of machinery to complete the work. All designs are manufactured in small batches to ensure quality that lasts.

Custom orders are also available. By working together, I can also create from custom colour combinations to entirely new design ideas on request.

The yarn I use comes from reputable companies with good environmental and ethical practices. It is animal cruelty-free and uses environmentally friendly dyes.

Exmoor Horn Wool

“Wool with attitude” is how we characterise Exmoor Horn sheep. Their fleece produces a soft but robust and hard-wearing yarn for hand knitting, socks and pullovers, ideal for the outdoors.

Exmoor Horn Wool is a farmer-run company dedicated to promoting the breed. The genetic diversity of the national flock is ensured whenever you buy woollen products from a minority breed such as this. Its geo-specific provenance gives your knitting individuality which can’t be found on the High Street.