Customers admiring the quality of some of our Shetland wool scarves and throws at the Dunster Show. We generally have all our fleeces made into knitting wool or yarn for scarves and throws. Shetland wool is amongst the warmest wool available and is on a par with Marino wool.
The white fleeces on show (with the black dots) came from one of our Jacob sheep. Originally we had over 70 Jacobs but changed over to the small but hardy Shetland sheep to benefit from their soft wool.
A good variety of our goods on display at the Rural Living Show in Taunton, Somerset.
Scarves, gloves, hats, knitting wool, throws, jumpers and fleeces
Getting the spinning wheel all set up before the visitors come in. Viewers are fascinated to see how a wad of fleece soon turns into a fine skeine of wool.
December. It didn't take Santa Claus very long to find a Christmas present for Mrs Claus. A beautiful Shetland fleece to keep her warm on cold winter nights in their wooden hideaway home in Lapland.
We think he later bought her a big box of chocolates instead and used the fleece on the seat of his sleigh! We won't tell anyone.
A lot of hard work goes into the planning, organising, displaying and attendance at a craft fair.
Here is the team. Three generations.