Shropiesheep

Single farm wool from Shropshire Sheep

Rhyl, Wales On Etsy since 2015

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Shropiesheep

Single farm wool from Shropshire Sheep

Rhyl, Wales | 116 Sales

Announcement    Not long now until Christmas! Post is a bit slower this year as so many people are shopping on-line so I would advise ordering gifts soon to make sure they arrive in time. Some of my items are now free delivery within the UK until the end of November. Where I do charge postage it is only a contribution to the total cost and you only pay postage for one item - so buying more saves! In December I will upgrade postage to 1st Class to try to ensure delivery before Christmas if you order before 10th December for International delivery and 20th December for UK delivery.

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Last updated on 17 Nov, 2020

Not long now until Christmas! Post is a bit slower this year as so many people are shopping on-line so I would advise ordering gifts soon to make sure they arrive in time. Some of my items are now free delivery within the UK until the end of November. Where I do charge postage it is only a contribution to the total cost and you only pay postage for one item - so buying more saves! In December I will upgrade postage to 1st Class to try to ensure delivery before Christmas if you order before 10th December for International delivery and 20th December for UK delivery.

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ANGELA MACKIRDY

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About Shropiesheep

Sales 116
On Etsy since 2015

Shropshire sheep + Shropshire wool - Shropiesheep

I opened this shop so that I could share my love of the beautiful Shropshire Sheep. This love developed over 25 years of owning a small pedigree flock which we farmed sustainably in our lovely small-holding in the Shropshire Hills. Now retired from farming we have moved to a converted farmhouse in Wales where I can concentrate on promoting the use of wool with particular emphasis on wool from Shropshire Sheep.
When you buy my yarn or crafted goods, you know that the original fleeces all came from a single flock. The sheep were raised in an environmentally friendly manner where we always maintained a balance between our needs and the needs of the natural habitats around us. We used a minimum amount of chemicals only when absolutely necessary to maintain the health of our flock.
I selected fleeces from our yearling ewes and can trace each batch of yarn to specific animals. Our fleeces are spun at small mills within the UK. The coloured yarns are dyed at the mill or are naturally dyed by me.
I learned to knit as a child and taught myself to crochet as an adult. I take pride in items I create and hope that they give great pleasure to those who buy them. Each item is made by hand and has its own individual character! If you see something you like but would like a slightly different size or colour send me a message – I am happy to take custom orders.
My journey now has taken me in the direction of learning about dyeing my yarns with natural dyes – each batch surprises me and I love crafting with the results. I would encourage others to try and am happy to supply pre-mordanted yarn if this initial step puts you off. You may be surprised how easy it is to generate colours from the plants around you – in your garden, in the hedgerows or even in your fridge!

Shop members

  • ANGELA MACKIRDY

    Owner, Craftperson, Dyer

    On our small-holding I kept a flock of Shropshire sheep and learned to love their wool. I learned to knit as a child and to crochet as an adult. I dye with natural plant materials. I love trying out new techniques and sharing the result.

Production partners

  • Beebombs

    Christchurch, England

    Beebombs are working hard to replace some of the wildflower habitat which Britain has lost. There is further information on their web site www.beebombs.com.

  • Mistweaver Creations

    Wales, United Kingdom

    Designed and screen printed gift cards exclusively to accompany bee-themed goods from Shropie Sheep

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Last updated on 12 Aug, 2019
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