Rare Herdwick-Cross Raw Fleeces - Unique, one of a kind and well skirted!
Helder~Herdwyck Haylie's fleece, 2014 - Hogget
Our freshly shorn Herdwick fleeces are each unique and definitely one of a kind. Hogget (yearling) fleeces are mostly dark, nearly black with some marbling of black, silver and white. These card to a gorgeous array of dark greys with shiny silver highlights. Each year, Herdwick sheep lighten in color, eventually reaching nearly white in old age. These color variances are what lends our special yarns their splendor of natural color. Ready for your felting or spinning projects. Each fleece is heavily skirted, and I specially select for those fleeces with characteristics most indicative of the Herdwick fleece. Other than a few of my ewes who bear "Herdwick Style" wool, I reserve my fleeces and those acquired from other breeders, for processing into beautiful roving and yarns. LIMITED SUPPLY! Hogget - $22.00/lb 2nd shearing on - $20.00/lb Unique Color - $25.00/lb
Ewenique, natural colored Roving
American Herdwick-bred Roving in 3 shades! Get your orders in, or see us at the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival in October! Specially ordered for use in rugs as designed in the book "A Shepherd's Rug". Great for spinning, felting, braiding, weaving and more! Strong, durable and warm.
$58.00 one pound bump
$16.00 4 oz bump
$8.50 2 oz bump
$4.50 per oz
Rare, American Herdwick Yarns ~ all items below exclusively from Helder~Herdwyck Farm, home of The Wren's Nest Fiber Arts Supplies
Batch 2013, a blend of "ours and theirs".
Our one of a kind, proudly produced in the U.S.A., Herdwick cross 3-ply bulky/rug yarn! Not available anywhere else in the WORLD! Our natural colored, uniquely textured yarn is specially designed for use in needle-punch rug making, rug hooking, weaving or for knitting and crocheting special outer wear or barn socks and mittens. VERY warm, this wool which keeps the Herdwick Sheep comfortable during winters at up to 3,000 feet in the UK, will lend itself wonderfully to keeping you or your floors toasty. Additionally, the natural grey colors will create a wonderful heathered, antique look to colored skeins for use in all your projects. Take pride in that your creations will be truly unique, one of a kind, and sustainably produced ONLY in the USA!.
Made from only American Herdwick-cross wool from less than 50 animals in the US, we use mainly 75% Herdwick cross fleeces and hand sort by color. This is our first ever batch and there is a limited supply, with the black Hogget being the rarest.
We will begin dyeing next year, to add to the variety available. In the meantime, you can add to the fun and dye your own! Specify shade when ordering.
4 oz skeins, Approximately 65 yards - $20.00 - $25.00
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"From Our Flock" ~ 4 oz skeins of 3 ply worsted weight, app. 90 yds
NEW! For all of you knitters and crocheter's out there who have been wanting to try our wool yarn, but were stumped by our 3 ply bulky - a lighter weight 3 ply yarn is now available. Containing fiber only from our flock.
4 oz skeins, Approximately 65 yards - $22.00 - $25.00
"From Our Flock" ~ 4 oz skeins of 3 ply bulky, app. 65 yds
Batch 2014 - three types
Each year, we will produce yarns and roving, and each batch will be unique in color, and character, as our flock increases in genetics, and in number. More lambs each year will provide dark fleeces, resulting in added variety and intensity of color in our yarns. This year we have added the following, including two new labels for unique lines of yarn.
Left, all new "From Our Flock" yarn, Cool dark grey only. $25/ $28 overdyed.
Center: New, trademark yarn from Helder~Herdwyck Farm, "Ameri~wick" yarn. Derived from Herdwick bred sheep on other farms in the U.S. $22/$24 dyed.
Right: "Coyote", two tone ply of yarns described above. $22/ $24 overdyed.
WPI - 8 EPI - 4
Herdwick bred Sheepskins, or Hides and Horns... 2015 hides available now, reserve one today by calling us, 518-872-9081
Exclusively available from Helder~Herdwyck Farm, all our Herdwick sheepskins, or hides, are tanned WASHABLE and come with instructions. Ours are the only holistically, sustainably and humanely raised Herdwick cross pelts in the country, if not the world. Each is unique in naturally occurring colors, patterns, sizes and shapes. Truly heirloom quality. Own one of the first and original Herdwick Bred sheepskins, from Helder~Herdwyck Farm.
This example is a very large, marbled gray absolutely one-of-a-kind long stapled Herdwick cross hide. A Helder~Herdwyck exclusive. Completely unique and amazingly soft. This would make a wonderful couch or seat cover, or a scrumptious-to-the-toes rug.
Size - Approx. 55" x 36" Marbled ~ $485.00 SOLD at Rhinebeck 2014
We have 2 hides available this year, they are medium sized with medium to short staple fleece. Prices range from $225 for black to $350 for a very unique, light walnut marbled brown in a longer staple length.
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East Berne, NY 12059 (518) 872-9081