Lambing is my favourite time of the year and this one has been no different. My daughter, Gina (who is a nurse) comes to stay with me during the lambing season and adapts her skills well to this job! Together we are a team, and we take it in turns to get up through the […]
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 🙂 Once the wool has been spun, it’s then […]
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, […]
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 …..
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 !