Author: Nancy Fergus

More Zwartbles Wool To Shetland

Recently, we sent some locally grown texel Zwartbles¬†wool to Shetland to make some more Tweed. When the sheep are shorn early in the year, the wool has little or no lanolin in it, so its super-fine and soft…these fleeces from Holm should spin up bonny ūüôā   Once the wool has been spun, it’s then […]

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Orkney Tweed has Arrived!

So Orkney Tweed has arrived! We took delivery of the first 4 rolls of 100% Orkney Wool Tweed, spun & Woven in Shetlands only spinning mill. The Tweed is All Natural, with¬†No Dyes. Pure Wool from¬†the following¬†Orkney Sheep flocks : Copinsay Zwartbles Flock, Grindigar Sheep (texel x), Seatter, Deerness (texel x) Sheep, Didcot Flock, Zwartbles, […]

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Curious Ewe Lambs

So we took a blanket out to show the ewe lambs….these 6 girls ¬†will join the flock next year, but first their wool will be spun and woven to make more of these beautiful rugs …..

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First Ever Orkney Tweed Caps Arrive !

 

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Wool gone to Shetland !

November 2015 Gina and I set off from Kirkwall to Lerwick¬†at midnight¬†with our trusty old transit load with fleeces. Also we were thrilled to collect our first consignment of Blankets from last years clip. ¬†The design inspired by the striking markings of the sheep…..just Stunning !

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