Meet The Sheep

Hyacinth

A three year old Bluefaced Leicester who is a big pet, but also the boss of the “flock”. Her wool is extremely soft and great to wear next to the skin. I also like to blend it with fleeces from other breeds.

Rose

A 2 year old Wensleydale who is somewhat on the “prissy” side. Her locks grow very long and I love to use them to spin silky yarns

Daisy

A 2 year old Wensleydale who is the most cautious of the three. Her locks aren’t quite as long as Rose’s, but are more tightly curled. They make great lock spun yarns. Do you recognize these names and characteristics from a popular TV sitcom?

Cragganowen Spinning Day 2017

Yesterday I attended the 2nd Annual Cragganowen Spinning Day. Craggaunowen is a 16th-century castle and an archaeological open-air museum in County Clare, Ireland so it is a very appropriate... read more

Dyeing Wool with Lichen

All the lambs are well and thriving, but Daisy seems a little stressed these days due to rearing triplets. I’m now learning about our Irish lichens and the methods... read more