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Summer. Blade shorn, hand spun Ryeland wool shawl.
Summer. Blade shorn, hand spun Ryeland wool shawl.
Summer. Blade shorn, hand spun Ryeland wool shawl.
Summer. Blade shorn, hand spun Ryeland wool shawl.
Summer. Blade shorn, hand spun Ryeland wool shawl.
Summer. Blade shorn, hand spun Ryeland wool shawl.
Summer. Blade shorn, hand spun Ryeland wool shawl.
Summer. Blade shorn, hand spun Ryeland wool shawl.
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Summer. Blade shorn, hand spun Ryeland wool shawl.

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An exoration of Ryeland fleece from a nearby flock of blade shorn sheep.

This shawl is light and airy, warm but soft, with an incredibly delicate open weave making it drape deliciously around your shoulders.

I spent spring evenings spinning the raw fleeces on my Ashford spinning wheel. Each one cleaned and carded before spinning and plying in to this lofty warm yarn.

Blade shorn by our shearer, these Ryelands come from a smallholding flock in the south west.

The warp is from our own Portland yarn, which was made at a local mill from Portland fleeces that were otherwise destined for the compost heap! By using these fleeces we are supporting the ongoing care of this beautiful rare breed sheep with soft, slightly lustrous warm white fleeces. Portland sheep are stunning.

Our small flock of primitive and rare breed sheep are part of our wildlife friendly smallholding in the edge of Exmoor, where we farm for biodiversity and animal welfare.

Woven on my vintage Dryad Leicester counterbalance 4 shaft loom. Using rosepath tie ups and rosepath weave patterns. 

This is a one of a kind piece, great care for the welfare of the animals and the quality of the fleeces has been taken at every step of its creation.

~small flock~

~hand shorn~

~hand spun~

~hand woven~

~hand washed~