Yarn Stockists

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.


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

Baa Ram Ewe  Shop in Leeds and online ordering - specialises in British wool and British sheep breeds.  This is their British wool page

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.

Deramores  Rowan British sheep breeds.  Several breeds, DK & chunky.  Undyed.  Special offers on facebook

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

Flamboyance Yarns  Bluefaced Leicester.  DK & Aran dyed.  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

Great British Yarns  Numerous breeds & weights.  Link to their specific British breeds yarns.  Online ordering

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  highertalefarm@hotmail.com  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

Sheepfold  Numerous breeds and blended British wool, all weights, dyed & undyed.  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.