MarkreeWoolCraft

Markree Wensleydales Wool Products

Sligo, Connaught · 285 Sales

MarkreeWoolCraft

Markree Wensleydales Wool Products

Sligo, Connaught 285 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(167)

Announcement   FROM FLEECE TO YARN AND MORE

I produce specialty yarns and fibres for all knitting, crochet, spinning and felting projects using fleeces Irish sheep. Sadly I longer have my own sheep
I am now making a range of Wensleydale hand combed tops and locks in various colors. Wensleydale wool is a luxury fiber, extremely soft, resistant to felting and has a wonderful luster. It spins up almost like silk and if you have never used it give it a try just remember to keep your hands well apart because of the very long staple. Should you wish me to combine colors, please contact me and I can card any colors together, minimum order 50 grams at no extra cost!!
My full range of stock is at the Fairgreen Gallery and Cafe, Farnaharpy, SKREEN Co. Sligo. Please call in and watch me at work and have a cake and coffee in the Cafe
If you are a return shopper please check my coupons .
All my products are totally hand made by me starting with the raw fleece from the animal which I usually wash using the fermentation method to preserve as much lanolin as possible.
Most of the dyeing is done with commercial dyes which are very colour fast If there is any doubt I will state clearly in the description. I also use some plant dye but this is a very slow process but does give exceptional colours. When setting the spin I add a little essential oils to the yarn to deter the moths. As my products are totally hand made the size of the skeins/hanks vary and if you see something you like but it is not the amount you need for a project please contact me and I may have something more suitable.



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

Announcement
Last updated on 26 May, 2016

FROM FLEECE TO YARN AND MORE

I produce specialty yarns and fibres for all knitting, crochet, spinning and felting projects using fleeces Irish sheep. Sadly I longer have my own sheep
I am now making a range of Wensleydale hand combed tops and locks in various colors. Wensleydale wool is a luxury fiber, extremely soft, resistant to felting and has a wonderful luster. It spins up almost like silk and if you have never used it give it a try just remember to keep your hands well apart because of the very long staple. Should you wish me to combine colors, please contact me and I can card any colors together, minimum order 50 grams at no extra cost!!
My full range of stock is at the Fairgreen Gallery and Cafe, Farnaharpy, SKREEN Co. Sligo. Please call in and watch me at work and have a cake and coffee in the Cafe
If you are a return shopper please check my coupons .
All my products are totally hand made by me starting with the raw fleece from the animal which I usually wash using the fermentation method to preserve as much lanolin as possible.
Most of the dyeing is done with commercial dyes which are very colour fast If there is any doubt I will state clearly in the description. I also use some plant dye but this is a very slow process but does give exceptional colours. When setting the spin I add a little essential oils to the yarn to deter the moths. As my products are totally hand made the size of the skeins/hanks vary and if you see something you like but it is not the amount you need for a project please contact me and I may have something more suitable.



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

Mary Cooper

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Mary Cooper

Very Long Wensleydale Locks Natural White 50grams
10.00
Hand made Felt and Donegal Tweed Cushion Cover
20.00
Blue Faced Leicester BFL Locks Nuno Felting NO 3
5.60
Washed Jacob Fleece, Rare Breed 900 grams
23.00
Hand dyed hand spun soft pure new wool blue yarn
16.00
Natural White Hand Combed Wensleydale Cross Tops
6.00
Natural Color Hand Spun Brown Alpaca Yarn
19.00
Dark Blue Indigo Hand Dyed Wensleydale Tops
7.00
Jacob Sheep Yarn Natural Dark Brown Donegal Rosie
15.00
Pink Hand Dyed and Hand Spun Soft Yarn
15.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(167)
Janet Ford

Janet Ford on 24 Jul, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

G O R G E O U S!!! Can't stop stroking and don't think I can bear to dye this natural perfection Jan xxx

Tallemaja

Tallemaja on 12 Jul, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

am so happy that I have chosen this yarn. Wonderful warm colours, truely dyed and spun with love and devotion and shipped in light speed. thank you very much !!

Tallemaja

Tallemaja on 12 Jul, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

am so happy that I have chosen this yarn. Wonderful warm colours, truely dyed and spun with love and devotion and shipped in light speed. thank you very much !!

Janet Ford

Janet Ford on 31 May, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Soft as butter and as delicious as pure Cotted cream... Mmmmmmmm.. Keeping it under my pillow to stroke! Tee hee! Thanks Mary for wonderful personal and efficient service.. Your talent is GREATLY appreciated here across the Irish Sea! Xxx

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About

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

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    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.

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Last updated on 21 Apr, 2016
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Mary Cooper
The Garden House, Markree
Collooney, Co. Sligo
Ireland