Beautifully soft thick and warm, hand made blanket.
The weft is from our flock and local small flocks based on the edge of Exmoor. Blade shorn and hand spun here on the farm and woven on my beautiful old counterbalance Dryad floor loom.
Shetland ewe fleeces are known for their warmth and softness, as well as beautiful natural colouring. Greys from our ewe Gertrude combine with clear Icelandic fleece and the white and black of Jacob.
Blade shearing in the spring means we collect the fleeces before the natural break in the fibres, typical with primitive breeds. It leaves a layer of water proofing and warmth on the animal for their welfare and the shearing day is peaceful and better for their welfare as well as for the fleece.
The warp threads have their own story; they are part of the certified regenerative flocks at @fernhillfibre. Shearling fleeces for maximum softness.