Wednesday 15 November 2023

Rope handled bag

My handwoven wool bags now have wool rope handles from Sustainable Rope and buttons from Woodsmiths Studio and Cottage Coppicing The wool for this bag is Herdwick and Lonk from the Forest of Bowland and the calico lining from Quarry Bank Mill. The next bags will have the rope handles but the bags will be woven Whitefaced Woodland wool from Far Arnside.

Wednesday 1 November 2023

Monday 14 August 2023

The last Silverdale ewe

This image is of the last ewe of the old Silverdale breed from North Lancashire bearing a strong resemblance to the Whitefaced Woodland sheep whose wool I now have available.Picture taken in 1900. The Herdwick sheep were saved from extinction by Beatrix Potter but sadly the Silverdale or Warton Crag sheep died out.... however their genes were passed on to the Whitefaced Woodlands.

Thursday 16 February 2023

Whitefaced Woodland sheep at Far Arnside

I love the traditional hill breeds! This year I should have Whitefaced Woodland fleeces as well as Lonk,Herdwick and some Bluefaced Leicester from The Forest of Bowland to blend with the Whitefaced Woodland and Lonk.Lonk and Herdwick spun together to make fab socks.

handwoven bag

handwoven bag