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Celebrity loves her Sweater! | Knitting & Stitching Show discount and more…

Celebrity loves her new Sweater!

TV actress and impressionist Debra Stephenson took to social media to let the world know that she loves her new jumper specially knitted for her by one of the Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop experienced knitters using our Aran weight yarns.Celebrity Debra Stephenson reviews her Wensleydale Stanger jumper in Fennel and Natural Aran

‘ In love with my new beautifully soft cosy knit! @wensleydalelongwool  #sustainable #ethicallysourced #handmade #madeintheuk #yorkshire #winterfashion ‘

Thank you Debra for sharing.
The pattern is Stanger, knit in Wensleydale Aran Fennel with Natural colour work (other colours are available).
Why not knit one yourself?!

Knitting & Stitching Show discount tickets

Knitting & Stitching Show Harrogate 2018 web banner

The popular Knitting & Stitching Show is on in Harrogate next week. If you haven’t got your tickets yet then we can get you in at a discount on the usual advance purchase price! Use code HAR46 on their website. Instead of paying £14.50 for an advance adult ticket, you pay just £12! You will find us on our usual stand TG245. This will be our last wool show for 2018. Check our Shows page for upcoming events in 2019.

Simply Crochet Christmas decs in Wensleydale wool

Simply Crochet Christmas decorations in Wensleydale wool
Issue 77 of Simply Crochet magazine used our Wensleydale wool in a Hook to Hook designer challenge! In this edition they were feeling all festive with these cute Christmas tree decorations!

See you at Edinburgh Yarn Festival in 2019!

We're exhibiting at Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2019At last we can tell you that we’re delighted to be part of this fabulous show again – Edinburgh Yarn Festival here we come! – can’t wait for #edinburghyarnfestival2019! We’ll share more nearer the time. Tickets for some events are already on sale so get booking!

And finally don’t forget to get your orders in for Christmas Gifts!
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New Knitting Kits / Gifts, next Wool Shows & Xmas…

New Knitting Kits and Gifts

Just in time for Christmas we are preparing new Kits and Gifts.

Sheep Shop Ossett Cowl knitting kit

Available Online and in Store now is our new Ossett Cowl kit, which is a limited edition using a mix of Mohair and Roving. A very reasonably priced gift for both beginner or experienced knitter!

Available in the next week or so will be some more kits…
Wensleydale weaving kitWensleydale weaving kit samples

They will be on our web sites front page under New In when they are ready.

Three more Wool Shows this month!

First up is Bakewell Wool Gathering this weekend in the Derbyshire Dales.
Bakewell Wool Gathering wool festival

Later this month we are attending Durham Rug Makers Open Day followed by the popular Kendal Wool Gathering.

We hope to meet you an one of these events or a future one.

Get your orders in for Christmas delivery

Christmas delivery posting dates 2018

The postal services start to get busy at this time of year so to guarantee delivery, especially to non-UK addresses, please get your orders in as soon as possible. We endeavour to dispatch orders same or next business day.

UK Online orders of £50 or over get free Delivery.
Orders outside the EU are free of 20% VAT!
If you are travelling to our Shop we also offer online Click + Collect to guarantee you get what you want.

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If you have any queries please contact us.

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One Weekend, Two Wool Shows – Choices!

Two Wool Shows this Weekend!

Yes we are super busy this week prepping for two Yarn Shows this weekend, thankfully both in Yorkshire!

In Skipton we have the ever popular Yarndale, Festival of Creativity, which Kath will be attending supported by Marion.
Yarndale 2018

In Masham we have Masham Sheep Fair where Ruth will be on our stall in the Town Hall Craft Market.

Masham Sheep FairMasham Sheep Fair, Wensleydale Sheep

Choices! Both are on for two days so you could come to both Events if in the area. We’d love to see you.
In addition our shop in Leyburn will be open as usual on Saturday, where Ann will be happy to serve you and to dispatch online and mail orders.

Upcoming next month we will be at Bakewell Wool Gathering and Kendal Wool Gathering. Check out our Shows page for details.

New Mugs

Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop Mugs
Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop Mugs

Our lovely new mugs have arrived just in the nick of time – they’ll be Yarndale and at Masham Sheep Fair this weekend. There are two designs: Spinning/Knitting/Crochet mug or the exclusive Wensleydale Sheep mug – Now in Store and on our website. An ideal gift for others or yourself!

Did you know?

Online UK orders of £50 or over have free Shipping. Orders outside the EU are free of 20% VAT! If fairly local we also offer Click + Collect in Store.
Free UK Delivery on orders over £50
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More Popular Knitting Patterns | Perth Festival of Yarn

More Popular Knitting Patterns

Wensleydale Longwool Walden and Danielle knitting patterns

Our “Walden” and “Danielle” patterns have been really popular this week in Wensleydale Aran and DK – knitters are selecting winter projects now the nights are getting longer.
These Knitting Patterns are now available for purchase and download Online, as well as for purchase in Store and at Wool Shows.

Perth Festival of Yarn

perth yarn fest

We had a great day at the Southern Wool Show last weekend and will follow that up with being at Perth Festival of Yarn this weekend! We hope to see you there. If not we will be at Yarndale and other Shows in the coming weeks.


Did you know?, Online UK orders of £50 or over have free Shipping. Orders outside the EU are free of 20% VAT!

Free UK Delivery on orders over £50
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Win tickets for Southern Wool Show! | British Wool Show this weekend

British Wool Show in York this weekend

British Wool Show logo

This Friday and Saturday (10th-11th) is the 8th British Wool Show, supporting the Campaign for Wool. This year in York Auction Centre, and we will be there, as usual, where we will have Wool from fleece to finished items! Pop along and say hello.

Win tickets to the Southern Wool Show!

Southern Wool Show 2018

Southern Wool Show is a brand new festival organised by the team who run the highly acclaimed Spring Into Wool show in Leeds. The perfect event for all lovers of knitting, crochet, feltmaking, weaving, spinning, dyeing, and all things woolly! Taking place at Newbury Racecourse.

We have a pair of tickets to give away!
To enter look out for our Southern Wool Show post on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter over the next few days, then follow us and reply WIN to one of these post to enter. If you have no social media accounts then you can enter by sending us an Email with the subject WIN.
All valid entries received by Monday 20th August will be in with a chance to win tickets.

More popular Patterns online

Wensleydale Longwool Stanger Jumper
Wensleydale Longwool Stanger Jumper

We have just added our popular Stanger jumper (Aran) and Judy Vest (4 Ply) knitting patterns to our online store, where you can purchase then download. We will be adding more as we get the chance in between Shows!
You can, if you prefer, buy printed copies at Wool and Yarn Shows or from our Shop in Leyburn.

Wensleydale Longwool Judy Vest
Wensleydale Longwool Judy Vest


Until next time.

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Bought from us? Give us a Review | Join us at Fibre East!

Bought our yarn? –  then give us a Review!

leave a review

We are pleased that so many of you have shared our journey over the years and become regular customers either at our Shop, at Wool Shows or from our Online Store.
Did you know that you can leave us reviews on various independent review sites? Reviews let new customers know what others think about us and our products and helps their buying decision.

We publish reviews and testimonials from various sources on our web site in the ‘What our Customers are saying’ section at the bottom of most pages.

Leave a review on Google  Click on Write a Review in the Reviews section.
Leave a review on TripAdvisor  If you have been to our Shop click on Write a Review
Leave a review on Facebook
If you have purchased from us online you can leave a review by logging in or creating an account on our web site and leaving a review.
Or just email us with your review and we will add it to our web site.

If you have any issues we would appreciate the opportunity to address these first.

Fibre East

Fibre-East wool show

We will be returning to Fibre East in Ampthill near Bedford next weekend.
If in the area we would be pleased to see you.

By the way, we have added a Shows page to our web site so you can see where you can meet us over the coming weeks and months.


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WoolFest, more yarn colours back in stock and Needles for sale online…

Woolfest Cumbria!

Join us next Friday and Saturday at Woolfest, the original British wool festival! Taking place in Cockermouth, Cumbria. Always a very popular wool show. If you are coming and want anything in particular please let us know so we can ensure it is packed and to avoid disappointment.

Brittany Knitting Needles in stock and now online too

Always popular and now back in stock and online, Brittany Knitting Needles are finely crafted wooden tools made from sustainably harvested birch. We have single point needles in the most popular sizes. If you have never tried wooden needles give them a go! A great eco-friendly alternative to metal and plastic needles.
Brittany Knitting Needles bouquet

Yarn colours back in stock

We have just restocked all of our most popular Wensleydale yarn colours in time for Woolfest! Available now in store and online in DK, 4 Ply, Aran and Aran Marl.
Wensleydale Longwool yarn balls

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Hurry 10% Off until Monday | Plus Free UK delivery on orders over £50

10% OFF until Monday!

It’s Spring Bank Holiday Weekend in the UK!
Hurry we have 10% OFF purchases both Online and in Store from now through to end of Monday 28th May (UK time). Just enter code SPRING18 at Checkout or quote in Store.

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Free UK Delivery!


Free UK Delivery
Free UK Delivery on orders over £50


We have now introduced free delivery to UK addresses for orders of £50 and over! This promotion is not time limited and is available ongoing. Bulk up your order and save!

If your order qualifies you will see the Free Delivery option in your Basket/Cart and at Checkout. Just select it to get free shipping/delivery.

Your Privacy and GDPR



If in Europe you have probably been inundated recently by emails asking for your permission to continue sending you marketing emails! This is due to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force on Friday 25th May. It is quite a wide ranging law that gives consumers more say over how their personal data is used, though many of these email requests were probably unnecessary!

We believe we already have your consent to continue to send you relevant information via email, either as someone who has previously subscribed to our Newsletter and Offers or as someone who has ordered from our Online Store.

We treat your privacy seriously and hope you will stay with us. We only send occasional emails when we think there is something worth sharing. We never spam, sell or share your information with others.

You are able to update your preferences or unsubscribe at any time and request that we delete your personal data. You will find links at the bottom of our Newsletter emails and there are options on our website too. If in doubt email us.
You can review our revised Privacy Policy here.

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From Fleece to finest lustre Yarn | Wonderwool Wales | Baby Wool 🐏

From Fleece to finest lustre Yarn

Wensleydale Longwool Fleece drying in the Yorkshire Dales
Wensleydale Longwool Fleece drying in the Yorkshire Dales

Our wonderful rare breed Wensleydale Longwool fleece has been washed and is drying in the warm Spring sunshine of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

These long lustrous locks are why our worsted woven Yarn is so shiny and fine. All Spun, Dyed and Balled locally in Yorkshire. This is what makes it such a premium wool and the ‘most valuable and finest lustre Longwool in the world’! Buy the best….

Alternatively, buy our washed and hand dyed Fleece and Tops in Store and at Wool Shows…
Shop Fleeces and Tops

WonderWool Wales


Wonderwool Wales
Wonderwool Wales

Talking of Wool Shows, next weekend 28-29 April we are at the ever popular Wonderwool Wales event at the Royal Welsh Showground – hands-on Wool-School workshops and events showcasing the best of Welsh and British wool and natural fibres. Come and see our wonderful wool, fleece, yarn and other goodies there!
If you need us to bring anything in particular for you please let us know by mid-week.

Baby Wool

We mainly sell our own ‘Sheep Shop’ Wensleydale wool plus some ‘The Knitting Goddess’ multi-coloured yarn, but so many people have asked for Cotton / Bamboo and Baby wool that we now have a small selection in the Shop.
King Cole Baby DK wool
King Cole Bamboo cotton yarn


To buy these visit our Wool Shop in Leyburn.

If you can’t visit us in person then…
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