New British chunky wool from Somerset

I’m very excited today to be unpacking a new range of wool and knitted accessories from over the border in Somerset.

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Woolcake yarn is produced by 2 sisters, Debbie and Julie, from flocks of local Mendip sheep.  We are stocking lovely chunky Shetland and Zwartbles, perfect for quick winter knits.  The Shetland is a lovely light brown and the label shows the name of the farmer.

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The Zwartble is naturally dark and chocolately and from rare breed sheep.

If you can’t decide what to knit with it, buy 7 hanks and receive a  free pattern for a one size fits all garter stitch cardigan.

Debbie and Julie also design and make a lovely range of accessories with the wool –

cheeky bobble hats and handwarmers

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hotwater bottles

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and cushions.

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The wool is available from the Made By Ewe shop, but the accessories are in short supply, so I haven’t added them to the website.  Message me if you see something you like!

Happy Wovember!


About madebyewe

Hello, and welcome to my blog, where I talk about the ups and downs of running a crafty business, knitting and life. I learnt to knit when I was a child in the 1970s. I think my Mum taught me, though it may have been one of my Nans. Both Nans were great crafters and my Mum knitted, when she had time. My childhood was full of wearing Mum's warm and cosy handknit jumpers to school and playing with yarn by the fire, making presents for my family and clothes for my toys. When I grew up, I started a business designing children's handknitted jumpers. Now I spend some of my time desgining gardens, as well as designing knitting. The garden design business is well established; the knitting design business is just starting out. I love the rhythmic quality of knitting, the feel of woolly yarn in my hands and the way a project grows beneath my fingers. It is relaxing and productive at the same time. I especially love vintage knitted toys and the quirky simplicity of the patterns. They were often made in times of austerity, when money and supplies were short, but the desire to create something fun inspite of this, shines through. I am a supporter of the Campaign for Wool, supporting the British wool industry, and using British yarn for my kits. Where would we be without fields of fluffy sheep to admire? Baa Humbug to acrylic!
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2 Responses to New British chunky wool from Somerset

  1. mumquarr says:

    I love their patterns. I met them years ago at a wool festival in Exeter. I’ve also made one of their bags. Really easy to follow patterns. I really like the cable wrist warmers. Xx

  2. madebyewe says:

    thanks for your comment – it’s great having their things in my shop to drool over!

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