MarkreeWoolCraft

Markree Wensleydales Wool Products

Sligo, Connaught · 319 Sales

MarkreeWoolCraft

Markree Wensleydales Wool Products

Sligo, Connaught 319 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(180)

Announcement   FROM FLEECE TO YARN AND MORE

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 truely hand made product is what you will get if you purchase something from my shop.
My fleeces are all sourced carefully mostly from local farmers
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 8198543

Announcement

Last updated on 03 Feb, 2017

FROM FLEECE TO YARN AND MORE

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 truely hand made product is what you will get if you purchase something from my shop.
My fleeces are all sourced carefully mostly from local farmers
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 8198543

Mary Cooper

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Mary Cooper

Needle Felted Lamb Felt Sheep
15.00
Clun Forest Sheep Washed Fleece
8.00
Hand Combed Soft Pure Jacob Tops 100 grams
12.00
Turquoise Blue Wensleydale Locks 50 grams
7.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(180)
Tallemaja

Tallemaja on 06 Dec, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

could not be more beautiful !! this is such wonderful wool and I feel priviledged to invite it for a waltz with my knitting needles :-) T H A N K Y O U S O M U C H

Tallemaja

Tallemaja on 06 Dec, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

oh those locks - how I love them. so gorgeous!!! Thank you and have a wonderful and peaceful Christmas :-)

Tallemaja

Tallemaja on 07 Nov, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

wonderful clun forest Fleece. looking forward to working with it. THANK YOU

Tallemaja

Tallemaja on 07 Nov, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

this is stunning beautiful !!!! Thank you so much for letting me have this precious fibers!

Tallemaja

Tallemaja on 07 Nov, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

such a wonderful and soft Fleece. cannot take my hands off! this is supercalifragilistic! THANK YOU

Michelle Frost

Michelle Frost on 25 Oct, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely fleece,well packaged,arrived safely and on time..so pleased.

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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

    Owner

    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
Seller details
Mary Cooper
The Garden House, Markree
Collooney, Co. Sligo
Ireland