Earlier this summer the lovely Sheena and her husband came to stay on the site. Sheela is a spinner and was very interested in our alpacas and Jacob sheep. We had recently just had the sheep and alpacas shorn and as luck would have it we had one shearling Jacob fleece leftover. I had tentatively promised it to someone who felts, but we reckoned it would be OK to split it and give half to Sheena and half to the felter.
Sheena explained to me how she would clean and prepare the fleece – it was fascinating. One day I hope to have the time to do this (why aren’t there more hours in the day?) and to learn to spin
Anyway, Sheena went off with the fleece and then a week or so ago these amazing hats turned up in the post. Aren’t they totally amazing? I can’t believe how beautiful they are. Thank you so much Sheena – it is so kind of you – we love them. it is especially lovely to wear something from our own lovely sheep.
Although it is not quite cold enough for hats just yet, I have been caught wearing them around the house. We thought that the one with the pom pom might be for me, but if James is asleep I might wear his as well…….