Fibreshed Case Study

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.

Meet the fibres

EDIT HomegrownByHampen DevonClosewoolAran
Devon Closewool Aran
100% Devon Closewool
Spin: Woolen
Ply: 4
Metric count: 5
Annual production: 50kg
Available formats: Cone
EDIT HomegrownByHampen DevonClosewoolYarn
Devon Closewool Yarn
100% Devon Closewool
Spin: Woolen
Ply: 4
Metric count: 5
Annual production: 50kg
Available formats: Cone

The Handy family have been farming arable and livestock at Lower Hampen farm Homegrown at Hampen – South West England Fibreshed for over 220 years. Clive and Lydia Handy are the 7th generation custodians of this 330 acre farm nestled high up in the Cotswold AONB – a magical patchwork of small fields bounded by dry stone walls and hedgerows. Caring for the environment and creating havens for wildlife is integral to their mixed farming system. They farm under a Higher Level Stewardship scheme following regenerative principals and are always looking to increase biodiversity and improve soil health for future generations to enjoy.

Their species rich grasslands and wild flower meadows are grazed by their flock of Devon Closewools, a dual-purpose rare breed sheep producing wonderful meat and copious amounts of lofty wool with a well developed crimp. Bespoke commissions are welcome.

Hear Lydia in her own words:

About Homegrown at Hampen

Fleeces, natural yarn, blankets and more from pedigree sheep
Cheltenham
07960 321886

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