BCSBA Coloured Sheep & Fleece Directory: A – M
Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm (Richard Storer)
Tel: 01473 830264
Website address: www.baylham-house-farm.co.uk
Breeds of sheep kept: Llanwenog, Balwen, Norfolk Horn, Grey Face Dartmoor, Herdwick and Ouessant. Stock prefix: Baylham. For sale/services: Breeding stock and fleeces available in early June. Education: Rare breed open farm, talks on rare breeds.
Beilidu Manx Mountain Sheep (Linda Scott)
Tel: 01874 636664
Website address: www.beilidu.co.uk
Breeds of sheep kept: Manx Loaghtan, Manx Loaghtan x Brecknock Hill Cheviot. Flock prefix: Beilidu. For sale/services: Fine fleeces, yarn (mill/hand spun). Hand spinning service from £60 per kilo. Spinning Wheels Reconditioned. Education: Craft related and sheep keeping advice provided. Spinning Courses for Beginners. Member of Brecknock Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers.
Tel: 01873 821205
Website address: www.olwenveevers.co.uk
Breeds of sheep kept: Corriedale (coloured), Romney (coloured) and their crosses.
For sale/services: Breeding stock and fleeces. Pre-felt sheets, felt bags, mats, tea cosies, needle felt animals and needle felt kits. Education: Workshops and talks on needle felting and keeping sheep for wool.
Website address: https://www.brechfafarmwelshblankets.com/
Breeds of sheep kept: Brechfa Pedigree Poll Dorset, Brechfa coloured Dorset, Brechfa Pedigree Black Welsh Mountain. Brechfa Farm Studio: a collaboration of makers of textiles; knitwear; throws & cushions; ceramics; reclaimed furniture. Open by appointment or regular open weekends. Instagram: brechfafarm.pembrokeshire
Cotswold Woollen Weavers (Richard Martin)
Cotswold Woollen Weavers, Filkins, Lechlade GL7 3JJ UK
Tel: 01367 860660 Mob: 0771 3636 415
Website address: www.cotswoldwoollenweavers.co.uk
If you are looking for genuine Cotswold-designed woollen cloth, garments and accessories – Cotswold Woollen Weavers is the only place to come.
Curlew Weavers Woollen Mill (Roger Poulson)
Tel: 01239 851357
Curlew Weavers Woollen Mill
Rhyd Lewis, Llandysul, Ceredigion
Scouring, carding, weaving, spinning and sewing of rare breed fleeces etc.
Yarns, fabrics, scarves, tablemats, cushions, knee rugs, throws, bedspreads & garments.
Converting of fleece into knitting yarns, and weaving yarns, & sewing.
Cwmchwefru Wool (Lesley Wickham)
Greenhill Farm, Horsepool Road, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire
Tel: 01994 426836
Website address: www.lesleywickham.co.uk
Breeds of sheep kept: over 30 years of cross-breeding for quality and colour using native rare breeds plus merino, Bowmont, Shetland, Icelandic, Ryeland, Corriedale, Wensleydale, Lincoln Longwool Gotland, and so now very mongrel but beautiful. For sale/services: Ewe lambs and tups often available. Meat, fleece and organically tanned sheepskins. Double knit woollen yarn (for hand and machine knitting), Designer knitwear, bags, locally woven throws in my wool. Visitors welcome by arrangement to Ewe Tree Studio, Greenhill Farm.
Diamond Fibres Ltd – Roger Mobsby
Region: East Sussex
Tel: 01435 812414
Website address: www.diamondfibres.co.uk
Breeds of sheep kept: Black Kent (Romney). For sale/services: Breeding stock and fleece. Combing and worsted spinning service available. Carding wool and yarn to order.
Tel: 01363 83281
Website address: www.romneysheepandwool.co.uk
Breeds of sheep kept: Romney (white and coloured). Flock prefix: Littlebridge
For sale/services: Breeding stock and fleeces (including lambs’ fleeces).
Tel: 07767 890649
Breeds of sheep kept: Black Leicester Longwool. Flock prefix: Merlin’s. For sale: Fleeces: Black Leicester Longwool and Black Leicester Longwool x Shetland. Skills: Spinner, knitter specialising in lace knitting. Education: Spinning demonstrations.
Region: West Midlands
Tel: TEL 07711 562463
Website address: www.nutwoodcollection.com
Breeds of sheep kept: Jacob, Skills: Felt making (wet and needle), knitting, spinning. For sale/services: Authorised reseller for DHG Italian merino/silk in 140 shades and blends; Uzbek Margilan silk; Silk ribbons.
Skills: Spinning, dyeing, weaving and crochet.
Tel: 01452 883905
Skills: Spinning, Weaving & Embroidery. For Sale/Services: Spinning for commission. In the Gloucestershire region, I give demonstrations with a chance to have a go and talks on needle felting and spinning, specifically using drop spindles. Note: When teaching needle felting to a group, an extra person would be required to monitor people/children using needles.
Sheep kept: Saxonbank Shetlands. General talks on Shetland sheep, their wool and associated crafts.
Grafton Regis Craft Group
Grafton Regis Craft Group. We cover most crafts with an emphasis on fibres which includes teaching spinning, weaving and ways to use your yarns. We meet at Grafton Regis Village Hall once a month on the last Thursday of the month.
Sheep: Black Welsh Mountain, Jacob, Gotland, Ryeland, Icelandic, Shetland.
Some fleeces and carded wool for sale.
Sheep: Coloured Ryelands and Herdwicks.
Stock and fleece for sale.
Tel: 01873 890712
Website address: www.hedgehog-equipment.com
Breeds of sheep kept: Badger Face Welsh Mountain (Torddu) and Hill Radnor. Flock prefix: Hatterall, For sale/services: Breeding stock and fleece. Carding and combing equipment, peg looms, spinning wheels and accessories. Education: Workshops on spinning and knitting.
Honorwood Flocks (Christine Everitt)
Tel: 01559 362890,
Website address: www.honorwoodflocks.co.uk
Breeds of sheep kept: pedigree registered Shetland sheep and Angora goats. Flock prefix: Honorwood, For sale/services: Breeding stock (including Angora goat) and fleeces (including mohair). Education: On keeping sheep/Angora goats. Sales from on farm Showroom – knitting wools, hand-made and hand-framed knitwear, throws, etc. Also sheep fleeces, raw, washed and carded, mohair fibre washed and unwashed.
Tel: 07780 383502
For sale/services: Will prepare and spin fleece into yarn and crochet into unique rug/throws etc. Education: Demonstrations of fleece preparation and spinning. Talks on hand spinning to small groups. Hand spinning and crochet taster days by arrangement.
Moore Jane A G
Tel: 01952 550535
Breeds of sheep kept: Shetland and Wensleydale (black). Flock prefix: Romeo. For sale: Breeding stock and fleeces.