BCSBA Coloured Sheep & Fleece Directory N – Z
Newman Della – Spinning Earth Wool
Website address: www.spinningearthwool.co.uk
Sheep: Manx, Dorset Horn, Portland, Wensleydale and crosses
Northants Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers
Website address: https://ngswd.weebly.com
We are a Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers. Our members often have a variety of fibre related skills in addition to this. We give demonstrations at local craft fairs and events. We meet on the second Saturday of each month at Denton village Hall, 10am-4pm.
Tel: 01856 761331
Orkney Boreray is a Community of farmers, crofters, craftspeople and more working together to secure the future of the unique group of registered Boreray sheep now only found in Orkney. We have a high welfare, agroecological ethos and are breeding to retain the full genetic diversity within this group.
Our website address is https://www.orkneyboreray.com/ and information about the range of products and how to buy them is here https://orkneyboreray.com/our-produce
Together we produce mutton (International Slow Food Presidium Award), tanned skins, horn products, raw fleece, spun yarn and woven goods.
Penfold Rare Breeds (Linda Howard)
Tel: 01994 419472
Breeds of sheep kept: Wensleydale (black and white), Whiteface Woodland, Castlemilk Moorit, Balwen, Lincoln Longwool, Jacob, Shetland, Herdwick, Greyface Dartmoor, Hill Radnor, Suffolk, Hebridean plus many more rare breeds, please enquire. Flock prefix: Penfold. For sale/services: Dyed fleece, handspun dyed yarn, finished items for sale. Also, good condition pre-loved hand spinning craft equipment (second hand wheels and looms). Education: Demonstration of spinning at local shows and take items for sale, one to one Beginner spinning Lessons.
Povey Dulieu Jane
Tel: 07903 733484
Beechengrove Flock. Prize winning flock of North Ronaldsay sheep. Based in Hertfordshire. Advice on keeping this wonderful little breed of primitive sheep, and occasionally start up flocks possible. Livestock, fleeces and skins for sale. Variety of natural coloured fleece. Check out our Facebook page (Beechengrove Flock, above) for information and to contact.
Prouse David and Lynn
Tel: 01288 341311
Ashbury Farm, Week St. Mary, Holsworthy. Region: Devon (South-West).
Breeds of sheep kept: Romney (white and coloured) and Roussin. For sale/services: Breeding stock for sale. MV flock and fleeces, Also lambs’ fleeces.
Sheepfold (Alice Underwood)
Website address: www.sheepfold.co.uk
Sheep kept: Manx Loaghtan – Lyvennet Flock. Yarn from native breed wool, spun from fleeces on Cumberland farms, often rare breed, including my own design knitting kits. Also my own books of knitting charts and breed information for sheep and other livestock.
Small Alyson and Richard
Tel: 01743 791476
Website address: www.carrcrosshebrideans.co.uk
Breeds of sheep kept: Purebred pedigree registered Hebridean and Manx Loaghtan. Flock prefix: Carrcross. For sale/services: Breeding stock (lambs and sometimes shearlings) and fleeces. Education: Spinning and Weaving. Talks on Rare Breeds Survival Trust, Grazing Animals Project, Stock Management Conservation Grazing, Hay Meadow Management.
Steed Kate – Shepherd’s Delight
Tel: 07730 982834
Website address: www.shepherds-delight.co.uk
Breeds of sheep kept: Lovely fleeced purebred Bluefaced Leicesters and Bluefaced Leicester crossbreds (coloured and white). For sale/services: Breeding stock, knitting yarns and woven throws for sale.
Strachan Ernie & Joan
Sheep kept: Black Wensleydales, White and Coloured Bowmonts, White and Coloured Wensleydale x Bowmonts. A small number of fleeces and stock are sometimes available. Knitting yarn from our wool called Canach manufactured by Uist Wool for sale on their website shop along with wraps woven from the wool.
Fleeces, Yarns and skins occasionally for sale.
Trevayne Farm / Monkstone Knitwear
Website addresses: www.trevaynefarm.co.uk
Breeds of sheep kept: Coloured Dorset, Dorsets, Black Welsh Mountain. For sale/services: Livestock, fleece and knitwear. See websites for details.
Unreweleez (Lorry Turpin)
Tel: 01691 656428
Website address: www.unreweleez.co.uk/
We are a small group of craft artisans, involved in all things woolly and more, with all sorts of fibres. One member is a renowned Icelandic sheep breeder. Breeds of sheep kept: Purebred Icelandic (registered). For sale/services: Fleece and some prepared / carded wool. Handspun yarns and kits – details on website. Education: Advice on fibre preparation, spinning and knitting.
Woolastons Woolly Wonders (Yvonne Hoskins)
Tel: 01594 529331
Sandiago, Woolaston, Lydney, Gloucestershire.
Breeds of sheep kept: Merino (white and coloured), crossbreeds of Wensleydale, Merino, Corriedale, Cotswold, Polwarth and Shetland. Skills: Spinning, knitting and felting. For sale/services: Occasional livestock. Craft items, fleeces: raw, washed or drum carded available. Education: Spinning demonstrations and wool displays (visitors welcome by arrangement).
Wychwood Spinner (Chris Seers)
Tel: 01993 832423
Sheep breeds kept: Bowmont Merino. For sale/services: We sell our own and other rare breed fleece across the world, encouraging spinners and others to try new fibres. We source rare breed fibres from specialist flocks. We currently have 75 breeds available.