MarkreeWoolCraft

Markree Wensleydales Wool Products

Sligo, Ireland · 355 Sales

MarkreeWoolCraft

Markree Wensleydales Wool Products

Sligo, Ireland 355 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(190)

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 truly hand made product is what you will get if you purchase something from my shop.
Orders for yarn 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
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 Apr 20, 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 truly hand made product is what you will get if you purchase something from my shop.
Orders for yarn 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
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

Contact shop owner

Mary Cooper

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(190)
Cleona McCann

Cleona McCann on Jul 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful quality, great colours, perfect for my little fox project. The speed at which it was delivered was pretty fantastic too!

Michelle Frost

Michelle Frost on May 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

A terrific seller...very gracious and helpful.The fleece was well packaged and looks great.Delivery was quick and product arrived safely.thanks

Tallemaja

Tallemaja on May 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

luv, luv, luv it :-) THANK YOU SO MUCH :-) really love the colour

Tallemaja

Tallemaja on May 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

luv, luv, luv it :-) THANK YOU SO MUCH :-) The softest Jacob I ever had!

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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

Shop members

  • 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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