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interview with a shepherdess - barcombe romneys

Being a shepherdess: YAK interviews Susanna Steer, owner of Barcombe Romneys

This week we got to spend a sunny morning on a beautiful Sussex farm with shepherdess Susanna Steer and her flock of sheep. Susanna has over 20 years experience in farming sheep and we loved hearing about all about wool production and what it is like to be a shepherdess. The first thing that struck Read the full article…

Know Your Sheep, Wensleydale

Know Your Sheep – Wensleydale Sheep

Many elements should be taken into account when assessing the quality of a yarn and the most important of all is of course the fleece it is made from. Fleece – or wool – varies from one breed of sheep to another, carrying specific structural elements that impact the softness, strength and drape of the yarn. Knowing about the Read the full article…