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Herdwick natural grey

Herdwick natural grey

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Think Beatrix Potter, the English Lake District and you'll also think of the Herdwick sheep!

  • Price per 100g

The classic Herdwick sheep produces a coarse quality, hard wearing durable wool with thicker bristly fibres. Approx 40 microns with a staple length of length of 85 - 90mm. Perfect for hand spinning. Originates from the Lake district, England. Did you know? Beatrix Potter used to keep and breed Herdwick sheep and even won a number of prizes at shows across Cumbria.

    What can I use it for?


    Great for spinning will make a coarser quality, durable, hard wearing wool. Used a lot for needle felting and is great for adding eyebrows, tails and other. Can be dyed using acid milling dyes, although this natural grey shade may only be suitable for the darker dye colours. 

    How much fibre will I need?

    This will depend on how finely you spin plus the size and tension of the final knitted garment. The weights below are a helpful guide but cannot be guaranteed. If you are unsure, always buy a little bit more than you think you'll need (that's what stashes are for!)

    Not sure?

    You can order a FREE SAMPLE of this item to try, feel and colour match at home! Please note: we allow a maximum of 8 samples in total per order and post & packing will still apply.

    Natural & biodegradable

    Wool is 100% natural. Every year sheep produce a new fleece making it a renewable fibre source. At the end of its useful life it can be returned to the soil where it will decompose.

    Monitor, phone & tablet settings can affect the product colours and shades shown. There could also be slight shade variations from batch to batch.

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