The main reason we now keep the Middlesmoor Herdwicks is to bring joy, relieve stress and produce a new harvest of beautiful wool each year.
Each individual is known well and family lines going back three and four generations can be seen in the fields. A shepherd knows their flock and their flock knows their shepherd. When some of the sheep are 15 years plus, we’ve known each other a long time and trust works both ways.
I wanted to use the wool from fleeces of my own sheep – no-one else’s and not mixed with wool from any other sheep breed. And I wanted to do something with it usefully so that other people could also enjoy the flock and enjoy the smell of happy sheep in their wool.
The wool from my Herdwick sheep is offered to you as –
- Ultra soft tops, for felting, spinning, and using with peg looms – enquiries welcome
- Hand-knitted products for everyone to enjoy, from scarves and snoods to legwarmers and boot cuffs, from bags of all shapes and sizes to shawls and throws
- And, not forgetting our canine companions, hand-knitted snoods for hounds and lurchers and woolly coats for all our dogs who feel the winter chill.
We also make additional items to order