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Black Welsh Mountain Sheep In the Mist October 06 2016, 0 Comments

It Seems it has been nearly a year since our last blog, and our New Year's resolution was to do at least one a month - so we will start as we mean to go on!

We thought a good first post would be a few shots of our raw material in its development stage.  These beautiful Black Welsh mountain shearlings are grazing on our meadows in the early morning mist.  A shearling is just over a year old, and ours were shorn in June, to give us a small fraction of the total wool we need each year to produce our exclusive knitwear.  In the old days we use to shear the sheep by hand, spin the yarn by hand, then hand knit it to sell to you.  As we have grown up, so we have to go through a few more processes - sending our fleeces to the British Wool Marketing board for grading and quality control.  Then they go off to the spinners from where we receive the yarn ready to knit by machine and hand.

Our sheep live a charmed life, eating the lush grass, sleeping in their cosy shed, having no more stress in their life than the odd spook from the local heron.  No wonder they produce such amazing yarn, soft and hard-wearing, it really is the best that money can buy.


Black Sheep Knitwear Christmas Shopping December 11 2015, 0 Comments

Black Sheep Christmas Shopping

We are opening our warehouse tomorrow (sat 12th) for Christmas shopping. We will be open 10am to 4pm, join us for mince pies, mulled wine (coffee if you're driving) and take the stress out of Christmas shopping. Unlimited free parking, many bargains to be had, as well as our beautiful current range of jerseys, hats, gloves, scarves, socks, soap and sheepskins!
We look forward to seeing you.
Our new address is
Unit 6 Home Farm Business Park, Marsham, NR10 5PQ.

Tele: 01603 279745


Black Sheep Knitwear @ Deepdale Christmas Market November 11 2015, 0 Comments

Black Sheep Knitwear will be  having a stall at Deepdale Christmas Market this year.

Friday 4th December 2pm - 8pm

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th 10am - 4pm

Click on the link above for directions to the market.

There is lots of free parking and entry is free, so no excuse not to come and see us, we would love to see you.

We will be in the Dalegate Tent - follow this link to see who else will be there.

If you cannot come that weekend we will be opening our warehouse at Marsham for Christmas shopping on the last 2 Saturdays in December.

Saturday 12th & Saturday 19th 10pm - 4pm.

 

 


Black Sheep Knitwear Christmas Shopping October 27 2015, 0 Comments

Black Sheep Knitwear opening for Christmas!

Come and see us on the last 2  Saturdays before Christmas (12th and 19th December) to get your Christmas knitwear.  Our warehouse will be open 10am to 4pm, join us for mince pies, mulled wine (coffee if you're driving) and take the stress out of Christmas shopping. 

Unlimited free parking, many bargains to be had, as well as our beautiful current range of jerseys, hats, gloves, scarves, socks, soap and sheepskins!  Also we will have a wide selection of hand knitting yarns, which our dedicated following of knitters will certainly snap up quick.  We understand many of you won't be able to wait until then, so you can always book a visit during the week by ringing us on 01603 279745, or visit our online shop at  http://www.blacksheepknitwear.com/

Our new address is

Unit 6 Home Farm Business Park, Marsham, NR10 5PQ.


Knitting and Felting workshops update May 28 2014, 0 Comments

Knitting workshop with Meg Foster - 21 June from 10-3.  Exploring fairisle and colour knitting: book now

 

Felting workshops with Keri Lowe - 13 June from 10-3.  Bag making:book now


Rent your workshop space May 08 2014, 0 Comments

Workshop space is now available to rent - ring Robert on 01263 733142 or email@blacksheep.ltd.uk

Workshops April 07 2014, 0 Comments

Make a felt bag:  This Friday 11th April 10-3, very limited space available - first come first served!

 

Introduction to colour knitting:  This Saturday 12th April, again limited space so book now.


Live! February 25 2014, 0 Comments

Morning!  We are now live and are accepting  Secure credit  / Debit card payments as well as the Paypal Express checkout. Please form an orderly queue!!

First Post February 01 2014, 0 Comments

Welcome to our brand new website for 2014, we are still refining it but hopefully you can navigate it with ease. We are still running our old site www.blacksheep.ltd.uk for the next couple of weeks then it will be coming down. We would love to have your feedback - good or bad and any suggestions for improvement.