MarkreeWoolCraft

Markree Wensleydales Wool Products

Sligo, Connaught

Announcement    FROM FLEECE TO YARN AND MORE
As Ireland opens up after very stringent restrictions my products are now available in a retail shop Made in Sligo, Branley’s Yard, Rathcormac, Co. Sligo. This means that I will have a more restricted number of products and occasionally they will have sold in the shop and may sell on line at the same time. I will do my very best to prevent this from happening. This will not apply to washed fleece or prepared spinning or felting fibres.

Wool mad is what I am. Anything to do with wool and I will have a go. I start all my projects from the raw fleece a slow but satisfying job. A truly hand made product is what you will get if you purchase something from my shop.
Orders for yarn only over €100 will be refunded postage cost and any over payment is refunded after shipping
My fleeces are all sourced carefully mostly from local farmers and all from Ireland, many of these fleeces would have ended up in land fill of burnt if I hadn't bought them. The market for wool is so bad in Ireland that farmers are not able to sell their fleece even at a loss.
My workshop is in the Markree Estate close to the Castle, visitors are welcome.
Please contact me before coming to get directions and to make sure I am at home. I am a one man (woman) band so can not be there every day.
Lessons available in spinning, felting and natural dyeing




If you have any questions at all, please do get in touch via email or phone 086 8198543i

Announcement

Last updated on 17 Jun, 2021

FROM FLEECE TO YARN AND MORE
As Ireland opens up after very stringent restrictions my products are now available in a retail shop Made in Sligo, Branley’s Yard, Rathcormac, Co. Sligo. This means that I will have a more restricted number of products and occasionally they will have sold in the shop and may sell on line at the same time. I will do my very best to prevent this from happening. This will not apply to washed fleece or prepared spinning or felting fibres.

Wool mad is what I am. Anything to do with wool and I will have a go. I start all my projects from the raw fleece a slow but satisfying job. A truly hand made product is what you will get if you purchase something from my shop.
Orders for yarn only over €100 will be refunded postage cost and any over payment is refunded after shipping
My fleeces are all sourced carefully mostly from local farmers and all from Ireland, many of these fleeces would have ended up in land fill of burnt if I hadn't bought them. The market for wool is so bad in Ireland that farmers are not able to sell their fleece even at a loss.
My workshop is in the Markree Estate close to the Castle, visitors are welcome.
Please contact me before coming to get directions and to make sure I am at home. I am a one man (woman) band so can not be there every day.
Lessons available in spinning, felting and natural dyeing




If you have any questions at all, please do get in touch via email or phone 086 8198543i

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A House full of Wool

Working with wool is my joy. I have different breeds of sheep's fleeces in labelled bags stacked in my shed. Some washed and even more raw.
I owned a beautiful flock of Wensleydale sheep which were the main source of the fleece that I used but sadly I had to sell them and now I work with many different breeds as well as Wensleydale. I can still get the fleece from the farmers who bought my lambs.
It is a slow and labour intensive job working with the raw fleece, I now usually wash using the old method of fermentation. This method washes the wool using the natural salts found in the fleece and means that much of the lanolin is left in the wool. It is a very good method for washing the Wensleydale as it keeps the locks intact. It also means that the wool has not been damaged by harsh chemicals.
I hand dye using both natural dye and commercial dye
I card or comb the wool myself and then spin/felt or make Lumra Rugs with it.
I sell the fibre at all stages and am happy to except commissions

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  • Mary Cooper

    Owner, Maker

    I live in the North West of Ireland where it is wet and windy and one of the coldest areas of Ireland. Wool and sheep are my passion. In these difficult times of climate change, natural wool is a way forward. The wool I use is sourced in Ireland.

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