SWE Fibreshed

Farm-to-Yarn Case Studies

Fernhill Fleece

The Fernhill philosophy holds ‘soil to soil’ and ‘no waste’ at its core, prioritising natural methods and materials.

Homegrown at Hampen

Rich grasslands and wild flower meadows are grazed by a dual-purpose rare breed sheep producing lofty wool with a well developed crimp.

Middle Campscott Farm

An inspirational example of a small farm business that developed to ensure every possible product from its animals. This fleece was the first organic-certified yarn in the UK.

The Rushlade Wool Company

One of few farms in the UK producing merino yarns commercially. The resulting fleece re-localises merino in the Dartmoor landscape combining its renowned softness with the local characteristics of the native breed.

Woodchester Yarns

Yarns and fleece are exclusively produced from the Cotswold sheep that graze an 18th century house and arboretum in a valley south of Stroud. The flock is selectively bred for the fineness of their fleece.

Dark Sky Alpacas

A wonderful opportunity to showcase the long silky fibres of the Suri alpacas and create some very special garments.

Tamarisk Farm

A unique combination of old and new, traditional and modern. Their mixed flock of native sheep breeds beautifully exhibit Nature’s rainbow of wool colours.


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