REAL WOOL FROM REAL SHEEP

REAL WOOL FROM REAL SHEEP
MORECAMBE BAY CONSERVATION GRAZER SHEEP

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

2018 Wool

Here's the first of last year's clip back from the mill and spun into lovely wool. Moorit Shetland DK and Black Welsh Lopi wool from the Fishwick Farms Flocks at Silverdale and Cartmel and spun beautifully at The Border Mill. Rovings from both available for spinners.
Soon to arrive Chunky,Aran and DK from the Silverdale conservation grazers and more Lonk from Whitewell.

Friday, 18 January 2019

Lovely Lancashire Lonks !


I'm promoting the wool from this handsome ancient regional breed! Lonks come from 'Lonkysher' and the breed developed from the ones that were kept by the monks at Sawley and Whalley Abbeys in medieval times.I have DK and Aran knitting wool and rovings and batts for handspinners.Its real wool from real sheep. Fleeces come from a high nature value organic farm in the Forest of Bowland and are millspun in the UK using minimal processing to impact as little as possible on the environment. Yarn samples available if you contact me.
Handwoven Ruana and felted hat made from Lonk wool

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

more hats


These felted wool hats together with one of the tote bags,a ruana ,throw and cushion are going to the Changing Crafts Exhibition  touring Lancashire and Yorkshire from mid January to March .



Thursday, 20 December 2018

Chocolate Orange ??

Bobble hat in 'Cartmel' Chunky wool has an orange bobble made from charity shop yarn ..... just seemed to go well together!

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Wool Week 2018

Wool Week this year runs from October8th to 21st which I think is a fortnight actually ! This is my 'From Farm To Yarn' display at The Silverdale Hotel,Shore Road,Silverdale.The hosts kindly let me have the use of a nice wide window sill for some woolly bits and pieces.
Its a lovely venue as from the hotel windows you can see the sheep grazing.There is also a great view of Morecambe Bay,wonderful local produce on the menu and proper good atmosphere!

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

fleece collection day

 I couldn't manage to do this without my siblings strength and siblings cars!.Great fun in the heatwave with lots of lovely wool  from the Fishwick Farms Flock of conservation grazer sheep .All went smoothly despite the heat until it came to the couriers collecting the bagged fleece to go to the spinning mill.They should have collected on the Friday but didn't,so we had 5 bags of raw fleece in the kitchen,in a heatwave,all weekend ....imagine how popular I've been!

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Warping in the kitchen!

I'm putting a new warp onto my rigid heddle loom so I can weave cloth for another ruana.I occupy the kitchen for a few hours to get this done!

handwoven bag

handwoven bag