This page is designed to assist anyone wanting to buy fleece, yarn & other wool products from those flocks of sheep in the UK that are kept solely to supply wool, or that are 'pet' flocks, rescue flocks or flocks preserving our rare or minority breeds, where wool is the only product they supply. Sheep that are in these flocks are only producing wool and not meat.
This list should be regarded as a source of information only and not recommendations by anyone involved with Woolsack.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION HERE BEFORE USING ANY LISTINGS ON WOOLSACK
If you know of any wool-only flocks that I've not got listed, do please contact me so I can add them
Doulton Flock Border Leicester yarn from the Doulton Flock in DK and 4ply in natural undyed cream, and dyed.
Garn-clochdy Hebridean Sheep Fleece available.
Home Farm Wensleydales Beautifully soft, rounded (3 strands) Wensleydale and Bluefaced Leicester pure worsted knitting yarn. Natural undyed and dyed. DK & 'big wool'
Hooligan Yarns Yarns from individual named sheep in a flock of Gotland, Gotland crosses & other rescued breeds.
Izzy Lane Clothing collection that includes fabrics & knitwear from the Izzy Lane flock of Shetland & Wensleydale sheep.
Pickwick Cotswold Fleece Raw Cotswold fleece from the Pickwick flock of rare breed super lustre Cotswold sheep. The link goes to their group on Ravelry.com (free to join Ravelry) or you can contact Rob Harvey Long directly: email@example.com "Pickwick Cotswold first shear lamb's wool fleeces are available every late September and 2nd shears the following April, but you need to reserve them ! "
The Farm Animal Sanctuary Fleeces from the sheep in the Sanctuary can be bought at Fibre East each year. Fleeces can also be bought directly from the sanctuary near Evesham or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to have fleece posted to you. The Sanctuary isn't open to visitors full time so please contact email@example.com before visiting. Sale of fleeces helps finance the sanctuary. (note - Liz says the 2016 fleeces are particularly good)
The Living Rug Company See also facebook group & instagram "Felted fleece rugs, cushions, throws and yarn all made by my own Flock. All my products are suitable for vegetarians and are approved by the Vegetarian Society." Gotland yarn, chunky.
The Lluest Soay Wool Co See also facebook page & etsy shop. "Welcome to Lluest Soays our 'WOOL ONLY' pet flock of Pedigree Rare Breed Soay Sheep. By breeding them and promoting Soay fleece and wool products, we aim to help maintain this beautiful ancient breed." Rare Breed Soay Fleece is all hand rooed and traceable back to individual sheep.
Wendyswoolies Flock of sheep retired from milk production or purchased as cull ewes. Fleece raw or washed, also carded for spinners or spun wool for knitters, natural colours or hand dyed. (waiting to hear about contact details/website but in the meantime you can contact Wendy on facebook)
Woolcraft with Wensleydale "We produce our sheep as close to organic standards as is possible using natural remedies and with minimal intervention only when necessary. They graze on bio-diverse meadows of species rich grasses and flowers. Our flock is supplemented with herbs, omegas, seaweed meal, minerals and garlic." Wensleydale Knitting yarn, fleece, spinning fibre & locks and also other goods on request. (please note the website is being updated & the reference to meat on the Ethos page no longer applies to this flock)