Yarn from our rare breed Portland ewes.
Portland sheep are on the at-risk register, and we have three beautiful ewes (and plan to breed more).
This mil washed fleece is the first batch of our own homegrown from our farm.
We blade sheared the ewes last March. Blade shearing is a much healthier and natural way to shear sheep - there is no electrical noise, the sheep are left with a small covering of wool to stop them getting too cold or hot. The raw fleeces were sent to a small scale family-run mill in Yorkshire to be washed and made into slivers.
Perfect for felting and other projects. The staple length is mixed and includes some shorter pieces.
All purchases help us to continue to look after the breed and encourage more people to use rare breed wool and woollen products.