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See you in Edinburgh! | More yarn colours in stock | Natural Skincare products | Spring into Wool winner ūüźŹ

See you in Edinburgh!…

Having had a great Show last month at Unravel, we are heading north this week to Edinburgh Yarn Festival, ‘the UK’s premier Urban Hand-Knitting Show’.
We know many of our friends and customers, from the UK and abroad, will be going so please call and say hello. If you want anything reserving to pick up please let us know by midday Tuesday 19th.
You will find us in the Baron Room close to the Wool Research Station, on stall W5.

As usual, we will be posting photos from the Show on Social Media (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter).

Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2019

See the Wool Shows page on our web site, to ensure you get your pre-booked tickets in time for these and subsequent Shows!

New Natural Skincare products

Edinburgh Natural Skincare Co. products

We will have on our stall at Edinburgh Yarn Festival skincare products from Edinburgh Natural Skincare Co..
They ‘use only the purest and naturally sourced ingredients which go into the making of each and every skincare product’.

They will be available in our online store after the show.

We still have a few Love+Leche beeswax Lotion bars left.

More Yarn colours back in stock

Wensleydale DK and 4ply colours back in stock

The following yarn colours are back in stock on our website

DK – Teal, Natural, Natural Black, Dusk.
4ply – Dusk, Larch.

We’ll be taking the full range to Edinburgh Yarn Festival.

Winner of Spring into Wool tickets

Spring into Wool 2019

After Edinburgh Yarn Festival we will be at Spring into Wool. Last month we ran a competition to give away complementary tickets to the show.
From all the entries on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Email, we randomly drew the name of Anne Smart. Congratulations!

If you can’t be with us at one of the Yarn Shows then pop into the Shop or shop online…

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If you have any queries please contact us.

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New Knitting Patterns & it’s Wool Show time! ūüé™ + Win tickets

New Exclusive Knitting Patterns…


Wensleydale Poncho - front
Wensleydale Poncho – front

A new Year, a new Season and some new exclusive ‘Sheep Shop’ Knitting Patterns are being prepared!
As a teaser we already have our lightweight Wensleydale Poncho pattern, to be knit with our DK yarn, available both in Store and Online.
Others will follow soon, so keep checking! More will be revealed at our upcoming Wool Shows.

It’s Wool Show time!


Unravel Festival of Yarn 2019
Yes, we will be attending our first UK Wool Show of 2019 in a couple of weeks when we are at Unravel in Farnham, Surrey!

Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2019
This will be followed in March by Edinburgh Yarn Festival.
See the Wool Shows page on our web site, to ensure you get your pre-booked tickets in time for these and subsequent Shows!

Win Tickets for Spring into Wool!


We have a pair of Weekend tickets for Spring into Wool to give away (13-14 April in Leeds). If you are not on social media drop us an Email to enter. Otherwise, follow, like and share our upcoming Spring into Wool posts on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
Closing date Thursday 28th February.

If you can’t be there then pop into the Shop or shop online…

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If you have any queries please contact us.

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Time for our Christmas Sale!!!… ‚ĚĄ

Our Christmas Sale is now on!…

Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop Xmas Sale
Our big sale is on during the Twelve Days of Christmas. Get 15% off most items until January 6th!*

You can get this now in our online store using code XMAS18 at Checkout. From Thursday 27th December you will also get the sale price discounted off the tag price if visiting or calling our Shop!

We don’t discount often, so take advantage while you can! Our Christmas gift to you. x

Reminder: Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Christmas Opening Hours 2018Any online purchases over the holiday¬†period will be processed and dispatched on the next business day. Don’t forget to enter the Sale discount code at Checkout!

Visit our Store or online SHOP NOW 
If you have any queries please contact us.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. Hope you like the festive snow on our web site!

* A few items are excluded from the Sale, such as purchase of Gift Vouchers and Knitting Goddess yarn.

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Still time to buy for Christmas… ‚õĄ

Still time to buy for Christmas…

Wensleydale Longwool Gift Voucher pictured with our yarn

Less than two weeks to go until the Big Day, but there is still time to order online or via our mail order service to get gifts delivered in time for Christmas! But act quickly to ensure delivery.

Recommended posting dates for UK are 18th December, with Europe a day before this. North America is the 14th! Get your orders in now to ensure delivery!


Undecided? Buy Gift Vouchers or Knitting Patterns

Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers are available in various values to use both in our Shop and Online Store. We can email them to you or direct to your chosen recipient.

Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop Danielle DK Pattern

Our Knitting Patterns are another option for a last minute purchase as they are available to download once purchased, avoiding the posting delay!


Love+Leche Knitters Lotion Bars

We are now stockists of the popular Love+Leche ethically sourced Lotion Bars. They are now available in our Shop and Online. Divine bars and excellent gifts!


Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Christmas Opening Hours 2018

Above are our Opening Hours over the holiday period. As Christmas Eve and New Years Eve are both Mondays we will be closed those days (our normal closing day). Our Shop will be open on the Saturdays before for last minute purchases! Any online purchases over the holiday  period will be processed and dispatched on the next business day.

So get your orders in for Christmas Gifts!
Visit our Store or online SHOP NOW 
If you have any queries please contact us.

Thank you for your custom and support over the last year. Happy Christmas to you all!

To see which Yarn Shows and other Events we will be at next, check our Shows page, which is updated frequently.

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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‚Äôre delighted to be part of this fabulous show again – Edinburgh Yarn Festival here we come! – can‚Äôt 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!
Visit our online SHOP NOW 
If you have any queries please contact us.


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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 Рthey’ll be Yarndale and at Masham Sheep Fair this weekend. There are two designs: Spinning/Knitting/Crochet mug or the exclusive Wensleydale Sheep mug РNow 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 ‚ÄúWalden‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúDanielle‚ÄĚ 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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