Our Customer Reviews and Testimonials from Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, TripAdvisor, Emails, and other sources:
Nice shop if you are interested in things woollen, with very helpful staff.
Graham B Google Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 21/07/2022
Had a lovely visit to the shop yesterday, may have made a purchase but will finish my After the Rain jumper first.
A lovely warm welcome and great help on finding my choice great colours. Such a delightful gem in Leyburn.
Buttonlady Instagram Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 30/06/2022
I had a lovely day with all you wonderful talented ladies!
If I could I would do it all over again (and hope I remember more)😀
I felt very welcome and completely at ease.
Jaki is a fantastic tutor, I feel like I learnt a lot in a short space of time and knew where I was struggling and showed me an easier way (for me) !
She’s so knowledgeable and look forward to doing another workshop with her as I really would like to continue with the Fairisle.
I would love to give yourself and Jaki positive feedback so just let me know which way you prefer!
Thanks again and look forward to joining in on another workshop in the future!
And I’m determined to finish the hat!
We really enjoyed it, it was a very enjoyable day, and definitely learned new useful techniques. Thank you very much for organising it all. The day absolutely flew by.
Jaki was extremely helpful and patient, so thanks to her too, and I loved all the colours of her yarn.
I have nearly finished my hat so will send a picture.
Sue and Shelagh
It was a great day and food especially the lemon drizzle cake. Loved the workshop, found it really helpful. Would definitely do another one if you run any more.
Will post photo of hat when it's finished…
Also loved the shop beautiful wools... I'll be back.
I don't think you could improve it, was great. I haven't picked mine back up yet either but with me it's time after work as I'm always too tired. I do intend to complete it though!
Thank you again
Fairisle Workshop attendees Email Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 30/06/2022
Found your Shop today whilst out with my sister-in-law.... Turned into a fabulous day for us!
Great shop, selection of stuff and service.
(via Facebook Messenger)
Sheila McC Facebook Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 21/04/2022
Hi, just wanted to thank your team for a very efficient service.
Its unbelievable that one item I have purchased from you, that I had a spare ball of from another project, has the same dye lot as the one you sent me - so I don't have to worry about a slight colour difference.
Lyn W Email Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 12/04/2022
Thank you so much for this new colour - and the chance to buy it reduced to mark your birthday! I couldn’t resist and am so glad I didn’t.
Arrived today and it’s the colour I have been searching for since my knitting bug was reignited a few years back by the cardigan design Spinster by Valerie Miller. It was the rich gold colour of the original sample that ignited that spark, I think, so many, many thanks.
I have uploaded my own photo of the yarn to Ravelry with a glowing comment, though I think it will fly off your shelves without my help spreading the news!
Let me know if you ever produce this colour in 4ply!
Many thanks again. Ruth
Ruth L Email Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 29/03/2022
I wanted to let you know I received the above order today of Sheep Shop Tweed 4ply yarn in sunshine.
Wow this colour is bright! but I love it, what a glorious shade of yellow and so soft. I intend to knit myself a cardigan, haven't used 4ply for quite a few years but can't wait to start it.
Pat W Email Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 29/03/2022
Just wanted to say what a lovely prompt service.
I was at the Knitting and Stitching Show [The Stitch Festival] in London on Thursday and wanted the original Cracking the Flags kit - you had 1 ball of Fennel at the Shop which you were willing to post the full kit onto me. My package arrived Saturday morning couldn’t be happier!!!.
Many thanks and keep up the great work.
Karen D Email Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 07/03/2022
Hello all of you at the WL Sheep Shop,
I was finally able to pick up my order at the post office after having been out of town. It seems it was posted by you Jan 4 and it was delivered here in Andorra on Jan 13. All things considered that is pretty timely! At any rate well worth the wait.
I mostly wanted to tell you that your wool is fabulously soft and beautifully made . Certainly the finest quality I have ever had !
I look forward to knitting with it and will be sure and post a photo. I will tell all my knit friends about you.
Thank you so much. Keep up the good work and be very proud .
Gretchen M Email Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 18/01/2022
Just to say thank you very much for the prompt delivery of the wool I ordered. The colours are perfect, thanks for the advice you gave me on the phone.
I bought Wensleydale wool from [your] shop in the Dales in the 1990’s and I still wear the jumper I made from one of the patterns, in fact I still have some of the patterns. I hope to get to your shop one day.
Anne L Email Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 08/01/2022
Many thanks for sending the wool promptly, all received safely.
Jenny M Email Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 05/01/2022
The Wensleydale Sheep bunting arrived and my Mum absolutely loves the kit (as well as the Father Christmas kit). I wanted to thank you so much for your prompt and friendly service and I will be buying from here again in the future!
Katie S Email Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 30/12/2021
Wensleydale Longwool jumpers and cardigans kept us warm during the six days of powerlessness that befell us after Storm Arwen - thank you!
Andrew F Card Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 21/12/2021
Just want to let you know that my rug arrived today: amazing service from Wensleydale Longwool shop & Royal Mail!
Delighted with the rug.
Cáit M Email Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 16/12/2021
Always my first port of call. Great selection, plenty of advice if you want/need it.
Pat B Google Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 06/12/2021
The postman has just delivered a parcel of your lovely wool!
Thank you so, SO much for your very speedy and efficient service, I wasn't expecting my order to arrive so soon. I am now looking forward to some happy hours of knitting and hopefully wearing some warm jerseys this winter with happy memories of a very happy holiday in Yorkshire this October. Thank you!
Sincerely and with very best wishes,
Rosie J Email Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 19/11/2021
Just a quick note to say that my beautiful Teal Gloves arrived today -- and I LOVE them!!! They fit perfectly. The colour is gorgeous. I am so, so pleased with them.
Thank you so much for accommodating my order; it was wonderful to have these gloves actually made to my size. I'm singing your praises!
Patricia Grace King (author)
Patricia K Email Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 15/10/2021
I've just returned from my first ever visit to the Masham Sheep Fair, and from your stall, in the Town Hall. I purchased a beautiful blue cardigan which, I'm told by the lovely lady who served me, was knitted by an elderly lady called Beryl.
Ordinarily I would write properly (I don't knit... but I can use a fountain pen !!) but I suppose this email will have to suffice.... Please tell Beryl that she has made one Lancashire Lass extremely happy and proud to be the owner and wearer of such a beautifully crafted cardigan. I will be on the look out for future shows selling your woollens and have strongly hinted to my husband that a trip to Leyburn would be the perfect birthday present next month...!!
Thank you Beryl !
Linda B Email Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 30/09/2021
I just wanted to say thank you for the care and attention you put into making such a wonderful product. Some years ago I bought 500grams of Black Tops from you at the British Wool Show, I have only just got around to spinning it but had to tell you that in all the years I have been spinning I don’t think I have ever spun anything quite so lovely, the draft was smooth and even and the weight and lustre just delicious.
As my mum lives in Yorkshire I hope to be able to visit one day in the not to distant future and stuff my suitcases with your gorgeous fiber (I live in Australia) in the mean time I look forward to the pleasure of knitting it something very special.
Fiona M Email Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 08/09/2021
Heavenly shop not just for knitters but lovely gifts also. Also mail order.
Catherine Hewitt Google Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 13/08/2021
I knit a simple, large shawl with your natural black and ALWAYS get compliments! So interesting to see all the things you sell, thanks!!
Olive YouTube Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 16/06/2021
Your wool wash liquid (Woolly Wash) is brilliant, highly recommend.
Alison C Facebook Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 30/04/2021
I purchased a sheepskin rug from Wensleydale Longwool Company and it is without doubt the most luxurious product of this type I’ve ever bought. I’m using it to drape over my home office chair, it’s a perfect additional layer to add comfort during a long office day. The delivery was very swift indeed and so I didn’t have to wait long to start enjoying the product. I would highly recommend Wensleydale Longwool.
Fiona B Email Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 28/04/2021
Thank you for my lovely wool, the colour larch is perfect. The wool is beautiful and I hope to make it into a Soiree sweater. Goes perfectly with my favourite skirt . Thank you 🥰
I'll be spreading the Wensleydale joy to anyone who will listen.
Orla Mc Instagram Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 26/03/2021
I ordered two pairs of your socks. Loving that they are local to me in Yorkshire and I always try to support British wool. They arrived quickly and are so lovely and vibrant in colour but so so soft to wear. I have quite sensitive skin and have had no problems. They are so soft and warm! I’d love some more but they sell out so quickly!
Ali B Facebook Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 21/01/2021
Jumper has arrived - oh my goodness it is gorgeous! I am wearing it now - fabulous colour, I think the yoke has come out brilliantly, I love the fennel, and the jumper drapes so beautifully... It is the more comfy jumper to wear with trousers I was wanting. But the top half is still very smart looking. I couldn't be more delighted, thank you!! Hmm, cardigan or another jumper next, tough choice 🤣
Penny R Text Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 27/11/2020
Can finally sit down today and send this message to say THANK YOU: the jumper arrived and it is gorgeous, am wearing it now! Such a lovely colour and a great fit, and so soft and cosy. It's so much smarter than most of my jumpers too!! Can't wait for the other one now!! ... 😊
Penny R Facebook Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 10/11/2020
My wool order arrived very quickly, it's beautiful, excellent value for the exceptional quality and the colours are absolutely perfect. Thank you.
L'Objects Qui Parle Facebook Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 05/11/2020
Just to let you know how pleased I am with the sweater which has just arrived. The fit, colour and feel of the wool are perfect. Please thank Beryl for her hard work.
In the 1970s while in Japan we met a distinguished Japanese potter who had been designated a National Treasure. When we told him where we came from he became very animated and said that he owed his life to a woolen sweater from Yorkshire which had prevented him from freezing to death during the war.
Having had one of your sweaters for many years now (still going strong) I know exactly what he meant.
Tom C Email Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 05/11/2020
My new jumper arrived today and I am absolutely delighted with it. I have been looking at it on your website for a while as I love the design and colour, but I was worried it would be too big. I decided to be brave and give it a go.
I am just thrilled. It is a perfect relaxed fit, and I love the quality of the wool, with it’s beautiful lanolin. So a very big thank you. I will be inseparable from it all winter. 😊💨🌨❄️☃️
Suzie C Email Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 31/10/2020
I want to thank you so very much for the beautifully packaged shipment I received yesterday! Everything is safe and sound (my new mug!) and I cannot believe how quickly it arrived.
And the yarn!!! It is absolutely gorgeous! I love the vibrancy of the colors and it smells sooooooo good. I just can’t knit quickly enough.
Thank you so much! I just cannot adequately express the joy you have given me.
Christine H Email Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 26/10/2020
Wonderful service for Online Order to Italy
Ordered Wensleydale Longwool DK for a Gansey pattern designed by Martin Storey. Fabulous lady Kath organised everything so meticulously in spite of her busy schedule of shop plus many trade show commitments. Wool, 1kg of fabulous 'Fennel' colour plus other Wensleydale products such as soap, wool wash, lanolin cream etc arrived beautifully and efficiently packaged for the courier delivery. Kath deserves top star rating and a massive thank you. I recommend looking at her wool for any future knitting projects and supporting this wonderful product which also supports the rare breed sheep of Yorkshire. Buy British Wool and support these lovely sheep, from The Northern Isles south together with their guardians for the future.
Carroe TripAdvisor Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 19/09/2020
Have loved this special quality wool since the early 90s. Now in it's own lovely small shop in Leyburn which saves going off track to the farm....
Lots of gorgeous colours and a selection of patterns. A serious knitters paradise.
Christina S Google Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 15/09/2020
Nona (kit) has arrived and the yarn is like nothing I've used before! It is delicious! I'm sceptical about ordering yarn I've never seen/felt/smelled! I'm so glad I ordered this!
Thank you! Gail L (USA)
Gail L Email Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 21/08/2020
Popped into Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop while in Leyburn this morning. I could have spent hours in that shop. It's not a big space but it is jam packed of gorgeous yarns, fantastic patterns, and amazing accessories and other items. They even have their own yarn crafted from beautiful Wensleydale sheep. I just couldn't see a need for aran wool today so I had to look past it (for now, I'll definitely be buying some online soon) and instead picked up this cone of gorgeous teal 💯% Merino at the bargain price of 500g for £20. Definitely got some projects in mind for this!!!#menwhoknit
Chris M Instagram Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 01/08/2020
Nona jumper - LOVED knitting this. Easy to read pattern and I'm a beginner.
Liz G Instagram Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 04/07/2020
Just to say many thanks for my order which has just arrived - great service. Love the wool and hope to shop with you again.
M and B Email Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 22/06/2020
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to Kath who has gone above and beyond when I asked for help with my knitting. What took 5 mins I would have ruined. I would recommend this Shop to anyone of all levels and absolute beginners like myself.
Sharon H Facebook Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 22/06/2020
Found a perfect DK for a jumper pattern I have, really good colour range. Swift delivery and smooth ordering process. Thank you 😊
Emily G Google Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 22/06/2020
Can't praise them enough. Went out of their way to help me match up a much earlier batch of wool. Thank you.
Gillian Mc Google Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 17/03/2020
I'm so delighted with the speedy and prompt service I received from Kath today... in spite of the chaos and awfulness that the flooding in Leyburn and surrounding areas has caused this week, my parcel full of gorgeousness arrived this morning! I am beyond grateful and will most certainly be ordering again in the near future! Thanks again, I will spread the word...
Customer Email Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 17/09/2019
I know I've said it before, but I think the Wensleydale Nona Jumper is just about the prettiest yoke design I've ever seen.
Quinn P (USA) Twitter Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 04/07/2019
I am absolutely thrilled with the Bolders and Streams jacket knitted in Semerwater by 'Ann'. It is beautifully knitted and she did it so quickly!...
Lindsay S Letter Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 27/02/2019
In love with my new beautifully soft cosy knit! @wensleydalelongwool #sustainable #ethicallysourced #handmade #madeintheuk #yorkshire #winterfashion
Debra Stephenson (TV celebrity) Instagram Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 20/11/2018
I love the cardigan/jacket in teal Aran that I've just received from you. It's a radiant colour (though not bright), perfectly made, a good fit. It's just beautiful! I'm certainly going to keep Wensleydale Longwool in my mind, for the future.
Alison M Email Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 25/09/2018
Have used the website and the shop. Very, very helpful and knowledgeable. The wool is of a fantastic quality and the lustre of it amazing. It washes well, I washed it by hand, don't know about machine. Love the colours as well. In the past I have sometimes been reluctant to pay this much for wool. No more. I am sure I will be wearing this woolly for years, even though it is a favourite and as such will be worn a lot. Have been asked where I bought it!
PhilandJane S Google Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 28/08/2018
Beautiful shop for wool and woolly items.
This is a beautiful shop tucked away in the small market town of Leyburn in the Yorkshire Dales. I called with my husband in May and he spotted a sweater knitted in the Wensleydale Aran, the pattern is available from age 3 to adult sizes. I choose a marl grey/fennel colourway. It knits up beautifully and has a lovely sheen. The lady in the shop was so helpful and I will definitely return. Even if you are not a knitter it's definitely worth a visit. The yarns are well priced and of exceptional quality.
Jane C TripAdvisor Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 31/07/2018
Beautiful Yarn and Knitwear Shop.
This pretty shop is worth visiting whether you are a knitter or not. The rare breed lustrous Wensleydale wool is available both as yarn and as finished handknit garments; and there are lanolin products and sheep themed souvenirs for those who visit out of cultural interest.
Ryan M TripAdvisor Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 24/07/2018
A lovely shop, beautiful wool, interesting patterns, friendly staff - a great place to visit!
Kate L Facebook Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 28/06/2018
Visited this lovely shop and bought a beautiful sky blue jumper hand knitted by Beryl, I am delighted with it and am sure that I will be buying more in the future. I was almost tempted to buy some of the gorgeous wool and to take up knitting again but I know it wouldn't be anywhere near as good as Beryl's jumper! Thank you.
Christine W Facebook Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 28/06/2018
Just a quick note to let you know that my yarn order arrived today. It is so gorgeous! Thank you again for your time in putting this order together for me and for going to extra lengths to correct the error I made.
Barbara S Email Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 08/06/2018
I am so happy to have found the Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop in Leyburn while traveling through the Yorkshire Dales. The shop is beautiful, full of hand knit samples of patterns, weights, sizes and colors. A knitters dream come true. The wool is fabulous to touch and the colors are gorgeous. Of course I bought Aran weight which won’t help my backpacking needs for the next 7 weeks and a touch of 4 ply for my travel knitting, 4 beautiful shell buttons that match every color in the store and a seed stitch (my favorite stitch to knit) waistcoat pattern. I would go back in heartbeat 💕
Bea and Claire Instagram Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 07/06/2018
Just wanted to thank you for your wonderful yarn. I knitted a “Beryl jumper” for myself, it is such amazing quality and washes so well. Now I have knitted my husband a sleeveless jumper using your DK yarn. I have knitted him two of these before using different yarns and yours is by far the best. I will be buying more!
Gill D Email Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 30/01/2018
It was so wonderful to visit, shop & see the sheep. Fantastic trip to England...
Peggy R Facebook Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 30/01/2018
A delight, tucked away in Leyburn. Wonderful yarn, each skein a little piece of Wensleydale 🙂
Elizabeth V Facebook Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 14/12/2017
One of the best shops for quality wool, knowledge of wool, friendly and helpful staff, great welcoming atmosphere as soon as you enter the shop.
Sue L Facebook Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 14/12/2017
Fantastic selection of handknits, locally produced yarn and beautiful patterns.
Elizabeth V Google Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 14/12/2017
Great knitted products. My wife and I have been buying knitted goods from the shop when it was run from the owner's house a couple of miles away for some years. The business has new management and has new modern retail premises just off the Market Place in Leyburn - between Serendipity and the Posthorn cafe along the alley way to the car park. The wool and the knitters are the same so a great place to come for all your knitting needs and finished garments. My wife has also bought by mail order when having a garment specially made.
Sheepy G TripAdvisor Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 15/09/2017
Lovely yarns, great service, what a find!!
Marianne S Google Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 05/08/2017
Great little shop with some beautiful wool products. I bought the most adorable yellow wool throw here and a fabulous pair of socks. I really want to go back when I have more money for things both pretty and useful.
Gregory W Google Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 10/07/2017
“A fantastic place to buy locally produced high quality knitwear”
The wool used is local Wensleydale and the designs of the knitwear are varied...and colourful... The prices here for all goods are very reasonable.
Sheepy G TripAdvisor Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 27/05/2017
"Yummy yarn shop"
When away, it's compulsory to visit yarn shops - and this one didn't disappoint... what a lovely yarn - lovely owner...and beautifully laid out!!
Emma B TripAdvisor Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 27/05/2017
"Wonderful World of Wool!"
I was so amazed at all this little shop carried! Beautiful wool, sheep's roving, and wool in just about any stage you wanted it.... I highly recommend this place to people who spin, knit, crochet, or just enjoy raw textiles and their making.
Poetess TX TripAdvisor Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 27/05/2017
Such a lovely shop with a wide selection of Wensleydal
e wool! The shopkeeper s were so helpful and even the customers were lovely and welcoming. I felt right at home, 3000 miles away from my usual yarn shop. I can't wait to spin the gorgeous roving I bought!
Emily T-W Facebook Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 27/05/2017
I visited the new shop on Saturday and it looks fabulous, already decided what I want to knit next so look forward to returning.
Rosemary M Blog comment Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 29/04/2017
Louise Scollay (Knit British) Twitter Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 29/04/2017
Crocheting another shawl. Love the 4ply I bought from the @WensleydaleYarn stall at Spring Into Wool. Lustrous & springy & makes lovely lace. And very reasonably priced too!
Woolly L Twitter Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 29/04/2017
My wife and I own several sweaters and vests knitted of Wensleydale wool by several of the local knitting ladies. They are remarkable garments made from the finest wool I have encountered, including cashmere. Plus the folks who run this place are lovely people. (Saint Charles, IL. USA)
George T Google Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 29/04/2017
Love your wool, fabulous to knit with!
Vivienne B Facebook Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 29/04/2017
Beautiful wool in lovely colours. Great staff, very friendly and helpful.
Carolyn P Facebook Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 29/04/2017
Visited in December and still thinking of the wonderful wool and friendly welcome.
Liz N Facebook Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 29/04/2017
Just been to the shop....such lovely things and so helpful.
Helen Q Facebook Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop 29/04/2017