If you've followed a link that has brought you to this page and you're looking for stockists of British wool yarn, please note that this is a historical page from the 2012 Inspire Project. The current, and frequently updated & checked, list of stockists of British wool yarn can be found here.
Following is an alphabetical list of all the other stockists of British breeds wool and British blended wool that have been identified. If you know of a stockist or source of British wool yarn that is not listed please contact us through the website contact, Facebook Group or Ravelry Group so they can be added to the list.
Woolsack has also been given a large donation of British wool yarn that we can pass on to people wishing to use it. Full details here.
Please note - Some of these stockists also stock yarn in addition to their British breeds yarn/British blended wool that may not be British. You may need to check with them if you're unsure if a particular product was 'grown' on British animals. Falklands wool is being regarded as British for this project since it is from a British Overseas Territory.
This list should be regarded as a source of information only and not recommendations by anyone involved with Woolsack.
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF STOCKISTS OF BRITISH BREEDS YARNS AND BRITISH WOOL YARNS
A Good Yarn Jarol 100% pure British aran. Shop, Cleethorpes. Ordering by telephone
Affinity Yarns 6 different breeds, natural undyed, aran. Online ordering
Amy's Rainbow Bluefaced Leicester, hand dyed, 4-ply. Online ordering
Aragorn Yarns Romney, dyed, looks like a worsted/aran weight. Online ordering.
Ardalanish, Isle of Mull Weavers 100% British wool, 3 natural colours, aran weight. Includes coned wool. Online ordering.
Artesano British wool, chunky weight, dyed in 12 different solid colours. Online ordering
Artisan Threads Shetland yarn, dyed, 4-ply. Online ordering.
Bedfordshire Wool Company Shetland, Whitefaced Woodland, 4-ply, DK, Aran. Conservation flocks. Online ordering
Bits and Fleeces Shetland, Manx Loaghtan. Order through website
Black Cat Fibres Bluefaced Leicester, Falkland Merino, hand dyed. 4-ply, DK, aran. Online ordering
Black Bat Sheepskins Romney, Shetland, Alpaca/wool blend. Chunky, DK, fine. Online ordering
Blacker Yarns To my knowledge the widest selection of spun yarn from British sheep breeds in the UK. 4-ply, DK, light aran, aran, chunky, Guernsey. Online ordering
Black Sheep Wools Rowan British Breeds - DK, Chunky, Boucle
Bluefaced Yarn Shop Bluefaced Leicester in different weights - undyed white. Online ordering
Blueface454 Bluefaced Leicester, Wensleydale, Jacob in different weights - undyed white. Online ordering
Bowland Wool Bluefaced Leicester DK & Aran - dyed. Order information on linked webpage.
British Breeds Yarns Bluefaced Leicester dyed, DK & Aran. A number of British breeds, undyed, DK & Aran (R.E.Dickie) Online ordering
Brownberry Yarns Stock Nude Ewe yarns. 3 breeds, Light worsted weight (similar DK) & 4-ply. Online ordering.
Colourful Designs Bluefaced Leicester, hand dyed, DK. Online ordering
Cornish Wools More than 3 breeds. DK, aran & 4-ply. Online ordering
Crag House Farm White-faced Woodland Wool DK & Aran. Buy at the farm shop (Leeds), telephone 0113 2303600 or email buffy.parkinson AT caringforlife.co.uk to order
DT Craft & Design More than 3 breeds, various weights. Union Flag marks which are British. Online ordering.
Devon Fine Fibres Bowmont & English cashmere (from English animals) DK & 4-ply. Online ordering.
Dragon Yarns More than 3 breeds, various weights. Online ordering
Easyknits Bluefaced Leicester, Exmoor Blueface blend 4-ply & aran. Hand dyed/painted
Eco Eco Derbyshire Gritstone, Aran. Online ordering
Edge Fold Wools and Yarns Range of British wool yarn. Online ordering
Elvincraft Homegrown Yarns Small number of breeds. 4-ply, mostly hand painted/dyed. Online ordering
Farnell Farm Portland. 4-ply & DK. Undyed. Online ordering
Firs Farm Southdown & Texel. Light aran undyed. Online ordering
Forest Fibres Manx Loaghtan, Jacob, Suffolk, Cotswold, Blended British. Aran, 4-ply. Online ordering
Frangipani 5-ply Guernsey Wool in large number of shades. Online ordering
Fringe@Studio108 Good selection of British wool incl. yarns from small local producers. 108 Alexandra Park Road, Muswell Hill, London N10 2AE
Fyberspates Bluefaced Leicester, Shetland, Alpaca. 4-ply, DK, aran. Online ordering
Garthenor Organic Pure Wool Numerous breeds and full range of weights. Online ordering
Get Knitted Shetland, Alpaca, Bluefaced Leicester. Online ordering
Gilliangladrag Rowan British Sheep Breeds and others. Online ordering and shop, The Fluff-a-Torium, 20 West Street, Dorking, RH4 1BL
Griffiths Mill Several breeds, but you need to contact them to see what is available. Online ordering
Hallsford Farm Llanwenog, natural colour, aran weight. Contact farm through website for mail order or collection at a festival (listed on website)
Hannalin Crafts Herdwick, Jacob, Swaledale, Ryeland, Cheviot. Contact through website
Harris Wool Knitting yarn, aran weight, made from the same yarn used to weave Harris Tweed. Ordering details on the website
Hawthorne Heritage Crafts, 134 Wath Road, Elsecar, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S74 8JF. Contact Debbie Fisher through Facebook. Shetland mooritt & North Yorkshire Wool.
Heathland Hebridean Hebridean, various weights. Online ordering
Highbury Farm Poll Dorset/Mule. DK undyed. Online ordering
Higher Bye Farm 2-fold mohair/wool blends in grey & white (separate colours) all oiled on cones. Higher Bye Farm Washford Watchet Somerset TA23 0JT 01984 640 142
Higher Tale Farm Black Welsh Mountain Light Aran. Higher Tale Farm, Payhembury, Honiton, EX14 3HJ firstname.lastname@example.org 01884 277344
Highfield Textiles Shetland, Wensleydale, Kerry Hill. 4-ply, DK, aran. Natural colours. Online ordering.
Highside Farm Fleece to Yarn Yarn from their spinners' flock of sheep - contact for details.
I Knit Several brands of British wool & breeds. London shop and online ordering
Isle of Auskerry North Ronaldsay, aran weight equivalent. Online ordering
Jamieson & Smith Shetland Yarn, dyed and natural Shetland colours. Aran & 'jumper weight' (4-ply). Shop, Lerwick & online ordering
Jenny Wren's Yarns Jarol 100% British aran wool. Shop Ground floor at Loveone, 21 St Peters Street,
Ipswich, Suffolk - full details on website
Jillybean Yarns Hand-dyed, yarn spun from rare-breed sheep in south west of England
John Arbon Textiles Exmoor Blueface & couple of others. 4-ply, thicker weight later this year. Online ordering
Julia Desch Wensleydale. Contact for information about worsted yarn.
June Onigbanjo Jacob, Suffolk & British wool. Dyed & undyed. All weights. Online ordering
Juno Fibre Arts Bluefaced Leicester, Alpaca. Hand dyed. 4-ply. Online ordering
Knit Me Bluefaced Leicester, dyed, DK. Online ordering
Laal Bear Bluefaced Leicester, dyed, 4-ply, DK, Aran. Online ordering
Laura's Loom Bluefaced Leicester and Hebridean blend yarn for knitting and weaving. Online ordering.
Little Houndales Knits Suffolk X and Suffolk X blends in aran & DK.
Maple Tree Yarns Classic Romney from Aragon Farm in Kent, BFL DK and a couple of natural arans from R.E Dickie British Breeds Yarns. Natural Dye Studio BFL Dazzle DK and Aran. BFL DK and lace weight from Yarnundyed, which is available by the single hank. Online ordering.
Middle Campscott Farm Friesland, Dorset, Llanwenog, Shetland, Zwartables. 4-ply, DK, aran. Online ordering, or telephone 01271 864621
Moondance Wools Shetland, undyed, DK. Online ordering
Natural Born Dyers Several breeds, hand dyed (natural plant dyes), several weights. Online ordering
Natural Dye Studio Bluefaced Leicester, hand dyed (natural plant dyes), 4-ply, DK, aran. Online ordering
Natural Yarn Shetland, Manx Loaghtan, Suffolk/Romney and Hebridean, 4-ply, DK, aran. Online ordering
New Lanark Mill Now stocking British wool as well as Falkland Islands organic wool. DK, aran & chunky. Online ordering
North Ronaldsay Mill North Ronaldsay yarn. Online ordering
Northern Lace North Ronaldsay, dyed & undyed. Online ordering
Old Maiden Aunt Yarns Bluefaced Leicester, Corriedale, hand dyed. Online ordering
Prick Your Finger British yarn including breed-specific, dyed & undyed. Shop in London & online ordering.
Posh Yarn Bluefaced Leicester, Merino - Falklands Organic. Hand dyed. Online ordering.
Ripplescrafts Bluefaced Leicester, Falklands Merino, hand dyed. 4-ply, DK. (currently 20% off BFL DK)
Rosewood Farms Kerry Hill. Chunky, aran, DK, undyed. Online ordering.
Rowan Yarns One of the Rowan ranges is made from British wool - the British Sheep Breeds collection. This comes in Chunky, DK and Boucle, undyed from 5 different breeds. Available from shops and online.
Sara's Texture Crafts Variety of British yarns - see website for details. (note, some is not British, check with shop)
Scottish Fibres Bluefaced Leicester. Aran & sock weight. Undyed. Online ordering.
Shearer Girl Yarns Various breeds and weights, depending on what she has been shearing. Online ordering
Stornoway Recycling Company - Recycled yarn on cones from mills and weavers in Western Isles. 18 Ford Terrace, Tong Stornoway Isle of Lewis HS2 0JA. 01851705411
Tangled Yarn - Variety of yarns in all weights, many from small British companies & indie dyers. Online ordering
Teeswater Wools Teeswater. Dyed & undyed. All weights, including some for maching knitting. Online ordering
Texere Yarns British wool, some breed-specific. Undyed. All weights.
The Alpaca Barn Alpaca in natural colours, 4-ply & DK. Online ordering
The Cornwall Yarn Shop Cornish Organic Wool & Zwartbles. Shop, Launceston, & online ordering.
The Gedgrave Flock Wensleydale, DK & Aran, natural white & black and hand dyed. Order through website links
The Little Wool Company Alpaca from Devon alpacas and soon a Shetland yarn. Online ordering.
The Natural Dye Studio Bluefaced Leicester. Hand dyed (natural dyes) Aran, DK, 4-ply. Online ordering.
The Nude Ewe Conservation Wool Many breeds. Undyed, DK & aran. Online ordering.
The Knit Studio Several brands of British wool & British breeds. Shop, Newcastle upon Tyne. Orders can be posted, contact shop.
The Smallholding at Tufton Shetland, Corriedale. DK, Aran. Natural cream & brown. Online ordering
The Threshing Barn Bluefaced Leicester, 4-ply. Contact them for details about their DK & Aran wools.
The Toft Alpaca Shop Alpaca and 50/50 Alpaca/British wool. Aran, DK, Chunky & Fine weights. Several natural colours. Online ordering.
The Uncommon Thread Shetland, Bluefaced Leicester, Bowmont, BFL/Alpaca. Hand dyed. Online ordering
The Woolshed North Ronaldsay. Shop and mail order through shop.
The Wool Shop Olney (Bucks). Nude Ewe, Woolcraft 100% British wool, and soon Bedfordshire
Wools. Shop only, no online ordering
The Yarn Cafe Blacker Yarns, Frangipani, Fyberspates and Literally Yarn (some of these are Blue Faced Leicester) Online ordering
Three Bags Full Shop - 3, The Colonnade, The Piece Hall, Halifax, HX1 1RE. 07941133155. Several British breed Arans & BFL DK
Well Manor Farm 4 breeds, dyed, various weights. Online ordering.
Wensleydale Longwool Sheepshop Wensleydale. Dyed & undyed. All weights. Shop, Leyburn, N. Yorks. Mail order details on website.
Wharfedale Woolworks Bluefaced Leicester, several weights, hand dyed. Online ordering.
Wheeldale Woolcrafts British wool, hand painted. Online ordering.
Wibbling Wools We stock all the Rowan British sheep breeds yarns and the Jarol Pure British Wool Aran and we also have some of our own British Alpaca’s being spun up at the moment and these have also not left the country!! Shop in Bury St Edmunds and Online ordering.
Wildcraft Bluefaced Leicester, Falkland. Online ordering
Wingham Wool Work Black Welsh, Herdwick, Wensleydale, Jacob, Bluefaced Leicester. Aran weight. Online ordering
Woodbine Wools Jacob, Ryeland, Bluefaced Leicester DK. Online ordering. Opportunity to collect, see website.
Wool & Buttons Falkland Merino - hand dyed (Babylonglegs), Rowan British Sheep Breeds, Erika Knight British Wool, Natural Dye Studio - hand dyed, Leicester Longwool/Wensleydale & Lambswool/Alpaca both from Devon. 4-ply, DK & Aran. Undyed and Dyed. Online Ordering.
Wool and Willow Hartline breed DK, other yarns as well. Shop, Wallingford, Oxfordshire. Contact shop re mail order.
Wool Clip Herdwick, undyed & dyed. Possibly other British breeds. Shop only, Caldbeck, Cumbria.
Woolcake Shetland from local Somerset sheep. Natural colours. Worsted DK & Chunky. Online ordering
Woolly Chic Designs Dorset/Ryeland from Pembrokeshire sheep. 4-ply & DK, natural & dyed. Other breeds from Blacker Yarns. Online ordering
Woolyknit Bluefaced Leicester, Jacob, British breeds English blend and more - natural colours and dyed. Various weights. Online ordering
Wooly Thinking Several brands British wool and breed-specific wools. Shop, Bristol. Mail order by arrangement.
World of Wool Several breeds and weights. Some with British wool mark. Online ordering.
Yarn to Knit Bluefaced Leicester. Dyed, DK. Online ordering.
Yarn Undyed Bluefaced Leicester. Undyed, DK, 4-ply. Online ordering.
Ystrad Traditional Organics Wensleydale. Dyed and undyed. DK & Aran. Contact through website.
Yummy Yarns UK Contact through Etsy shop, or Otiva through Ravelry, for details of which yarns are British.