Rare and much sought after, our award winning natural fleece colour Manx Loaghtan wool (single ply to Arran) comes direct from our farm on the Isle of Man.
Manx Loaghtan wool is much sought after as the fleeces are soft, close textured and lustrous, heavily oiled and excellent for hand spinning. The staple varies between 70 mm to 100 mm. When spun it is naturally a dark to light toffee colour. Once knitted it is fine enough to be comfortably worn next to the skin yet robust enough to be used in outerwear.
We specialise in 100% homegrown British wool made from the fleeces of our own flock of sheep here in Scotland. Our flock are Suffolk, Suffolk Mules, Hebridean and Shetland sheep which we blend together to give us our unique colour variations and softness. Our sheep are lovingly cared for from the moment they are born here on our farm. All of our wool is environmentally friendly, sustainable and compostable. Our ethos is “Leave no trace”; so no plastic is used, and no air-miles means that you can be sure that you will be looking after our planet when using our wool.
Traditionally hand-woven blankets, iconic Welsh tapestry blankets, throws, scarves, cushions, and other woollen products. Hand dyed yarn, dyed only with natural botanical dyes at our purposed designed Dye Studio in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Sheepskin Rugs, Welsh tartans and tools and accessories for Crafters and Makers. Workshops and Courses – Learn how to dye yarn and fabrics with natural botanical dyes only. Explore our full range at:
Fernhill Farm is a certified regenerative livestock farm with eco-accommodation and event venues on the Mendip Hills AONB. 6000 sheep rotational graze the Mendip Plateau and supply natural fibres, grass fed meats, whilst enhancing biodiversity every step of their way. Visit Fernhill Fibre for fleece and fibres, commissioned yarns, cloth, felts and more.
West Yorkshire Spinners has been commission spinning British Wool in the UK since 1997. Since the brand’s inception in 2012, we have been carefully building our range of innovative products to excite and enthuse our customers. Regularly launching new collections and collaborations with designers and artists. To find your local stockist head to the stockist section of our website.
I source fleece from almost two dozen farms within a 30 mile radius of my home in the Yorkshire Dales. I sort the wool in my garden, sample designs on my handlooms, then ‘shepherd’ my wool through a series of mills based in West Yorkshire and the Scottish borders where it is scoured, spun, dyed, woven and finished, eventually returning to me as 100% British wool blankets and scarves. Right from the start I have tried to maintain a tight ‘fibreshed’ and a sustainable ethos. I am proud to be playing a part in keeping our once famous woollen industry alive and relevant for future generations.
“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.
Isle of Auskerry is a family-run business producing a pure wool range of gorgeous rugs, knitting yarn and blankets from their herd of rare breed seaweed-eating sheep. Farmed on the 250-acre island in the far flung north of Scotland the flock live a life free from chemicals and man-made stress.
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 groups.
We are a small farm in the Lake District producing wool and mohair products from herdwick sheep and angora goats. Herdwick wool throws, travel rugs, dog leads, mohair socks, scarves and knitting yarn. We also have some wool spun into aran knitting yarn from our rare red fox sheep. Visit our farm shop or look online
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