Pure Texel wool machine spun into 100g balls
Natural cream - Dumpy
170m per 100g ball
Spring 2018 shearing + Spring 2019 shearing NEW STOCK
International orders welcome - please message me for shipping quotes as prices vary depending on size and weight of parcel.
YARN WITH A STORY TO TELL
Dumpy came to us by way of a social media rescue campaign on Facebook! He was one of a group of young Texel sheep being sold for slaughter, but the daughter of the farmer taking him to market had a very soft spot for him. Dumpy had always been extraordinarily friendly despite not being bottle fed, and would always come up for cuddles in the field. The farmer’s daughter is a member of a livestock forum where I’m also a member, and when she put out a plea to save Dumpy, I was immediately tagged by a friend to come to the rescue.
You really couldn’t meet a sweeter sheep – despite all his recent mouth problems with his deformed jaw and teeth, he remains happy and healthy, loving all the extra attention that his disability brings. Dumpy’s Texel yarn is always popular with all his Instagram and Facebook followers – it’s a lovely light oatmeal colour and gives fantastic stitch definition to outer garments, cushions and blankets.
Our high welfare artisan yarn is from a small mixed flock of sheep at our livestock sanctuary in Nottinghamshire UK. The boys were originally called The Hooligans because of their boisterous behaviour and unerring knack of seeking out trouble, and although the girls are generally better behaved, they also have their moments. And so Hooligan Yarns was born!
It’s essential for the welfare of sheep that they’re shorn at least once a year, but the fleece is often disposed of or given away for next to nothing. I liked the idea of producing a ‘single sheep’ yarn that promoted a high welfare message to support the charity. Our undyed yarn is machine spun in UK mills and individually gift packaged, with the name and quirks of each sheep provided as a story with each order.
Limited quantities are available owing to the size of flock – all current stock shown here, with updates twice yearly following the spring and autumn shearings.
Yarn sales go directly to support our charity Manor Farm Charitable Trust which offers lifelong sanctuary for livestock in need. UK Registered Charity No. 1173761.
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