Following is an alphabetical list of all the suppliers of British fleeces that have been identified. If you know of a stockist or source of British fleeces that is not listed please contact me through the website contact, Facebook Group, Twitter or Ravelry Group so they can be added to the list.
Please note - If you are living outside the UK it is your responsibility to establish the regulations regarding the export of raw fleece from the UK and the import of it to your country. These regulations change so I'm not listing the current regulations on this website since if they are inadvertantly out of date it may be misleading.
This list should be regarded as a source of information only and not recommendations by anyone involved with Woolsack.
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The UK Fleece Directory has lists of fleeces for sale in UK categorised by grower and breed.
LandFelt Directory of fleeces for sale - Local (Dorset) and National
North Pennines Wool has a page listing local farmers who sell fleeces
Alphabetical list of suppliers of raw or washed fleece
Appletrees Flock. Washburndale, Yorkshire. Good quality spinning fleeces available from our pedigree Appletrees flock of Shetland sheep grazing on our nature-friendly smallholding. Contact us via our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/ParkFarmAppletrees/Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Beilidu Manx Loaghtan Sheep Beilidu Manx Loaghtan fleeces weigh approximately 1kg (2lbs) unwashed, from which a soft woollen spin with demi-lustre can be produced. Staple length ranges from 5cm to 12cm (2-5in). The fleeces have a Bradford count of 48 to 54. There is no kemp in the fleeces.
The fleeces reflect the natural colours of the sheep in the flock. Most of the Beilidu flock have dark brown fleeces with golden tips, but the wool becomes a paler brown or silver-gray as the animals age.
Cotswold Vale Alpacas We have alpaca fleeces for sale, various colours and quality, suitable for spinning and felting, we can proivde various amounts and qualities, for whatever you are planning to do.
Eden Gotland Sheep The best fleece is grown through summer and early autumn so late autumn or winter shearing gives the best fleece for hand spinning. I don’t use any chemicals on my sheep. We hand shear our sheep with care and the fleece is hand sorted to ensure you get the best.
Farmer Dixon Complete raw skirted fleeces. Shropshire, Norfolk Horn, Coloured Ryeland, Balwen, Zwartbles, Jacob, Gotland & a few British Lavenders.
Farnell Farm Portland fleeces. A quality unwashed fleece with most off the dirty bits removed. Minimum size 1Kg.
Hebridean Isles Trading Company Fleeces from Blackface & Hebridean sheep on Colonsay (Island on the Edge) Online ordering
Home Farm Wensleydales Wensleydale & Bluefaced Leicester fleeces - both breeds in white and coloured fleece.
Isle of Auskerry - Whole unwashed North Ronaldsay fleeces, whole washed fleeces, washed & combed fleece.
Kennixton Sheep - Poll Dorset fleeces
LittleFfarm Dairy Ffarm Fach’s flock of Shetland/Ryeland ewes offer a number of fine-quality fleeces for sale. These are ideal for handspinning & are available in a variety of natural colours
Millfields Rare Breeds Hebridean and possibly Boreray fleeces. Purchase through website.
Mudchute Farm Rare breed wool, Reared and Sheared on the Isle of Dogs. Online ordering or collect from farm.
Natural Yarn Shetland, Manx Loaghtan, Hebridean, Jacob, Norfolk Horn, White Faced Woodland.
Olwen Veevers My specialist sheep flock is mainly Corriedale based. The sheep are shorn in December and housed during the winter lambing period. This early shearing keeps the fleeces clean and free from the debris. Even with this precaution all my fleeces are carefully picked over before sale to remove any vegetable matter and to inspect them for quality. I can also supply fleece washed and carded for those who prefer an even cleaner product for various hand craft uses. The natural (undyed) colours range from black through greys and moorit to champagne and occasionally white.
Rampisham Hill Farm Dorset Down, Poll Dorset and Exmoor Horn as raw and washed fleece. We prefer you to visit us (Beaminster, Dorset) and choose your own fleece as they all vary slightly in staple length, crimp and lustre, however if you are unable to visit we offer a postage service at cost price which is usually about £6 for up to three fleeces anywhere in mainland UK. Please contact us with your postcode and we can confirm a price
Middletown Farm has been the home of our pedigree flocks of Shetland and Ryeland sheep for over 25 years. We are breeders of sheep in Scotland and specialise in fleece for handspinners. We hand shear the sheep ourselves and carefully prepare each fleece for sale. Breeds are Shetland, Ryeland and a few Polwarth cross Ryeland. We have white and coloured fleeces from each breed. We specialise in fleece for hand spinner and have been supplying our local Scottish spinners since we started. We also export fleeces around the world and celebrate over 20 years of shipping to USA and Japan. We compete in fleece show each year and last year won the Fleece Championship at the Royal Highland Show and represented Scotland in the BWMB Finals for the Golden Fleece. We select fleeces for each individual spinner to match the fleece to the project.
Shepherd's Delight Purebred Jacob and crossbred fleeces. Located in Devon.
South Yeo Farm West Torddu Badgerface, Torwen Badgerface and Whiteface Dartmoor fleeces. Contact information on website.
The Honorwood Flocks Shetland, Icelandic, Jacob, Soay.
Crosses of these, e.g. Shetland x Soay, Icelandic x Shetland, Icelandic x Blue de Maine etc. (as available)
The Little Grey Sheep at Well Manor Farm Fleece from a large number of breeds including Stein & British Merino. Online ordering
The Risby Flock of Pedigree Lincoln Longwools Whole & part fleeces & washed locks
Williams Wools 3 Kirkland, Kendal Cumbria, LA9 5AF
Small amounts of washed fleece from different breeds & Alpaca