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Mudchute Wool

Mudchute Wool

Mudchute Yarn

We are excited to be introducing a limited run of our very own Mudchute Wool! Following our 2013 Shearing Day, we sent our raw fleeces off to The Natural Fibre Company, who scoured, carded, dyed and spun our rare breed fleeces to create a range of beautiful, unique yarns. Now you can buy wool that is reared and sheared right here on the Isle of Dogs!

All of our spun wools come in two weights, Double Knitting and Aran, and are available in a variety of colours including natural, grey, navy, lavender and guava. We are selling as near cost prices as possible and yarn will be posted second class. If you live outside mainland UK, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it so we can correctly calculate postage costs.

You can purchase our spun wool below and can find more information about purchasing raw fleeces here. We greatly appreciate your support in buying local and supporting Mudchute.

Crafting with Wool at Mudchute!

We would also love to hear from local spinners knitters, crocheters, weavers and wool fibre enthusiasts, inviting all to come meet our sheep and join us for occassional craft meet ups. Please send us an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details. Thank you for supporting our flock!

yarncolours

Double Knitting

Our DK wool is suited for most knitting projects and sold in banded balls of 50g (approximately 110m / 119yds). It is spun from the wool of our very own sheep and processed by The Natural Fibre Company using acid-reactive and organically approved dyes.

Double Knitting Wool (50g): £6.50

Aran

Our Aran wool is thicker than double knitting wool and sold in banded balls of 50g (approximately 70m / 76yds). It is spun from the wool of our very own sheep and processed by The Natural Fibre Company using acid-reactive and organically approved dyes.

Aran Wool (50g): £6.50

Raw Fleeces

We shear our flock in the summer and whole fleeces are occassionally available. Please get in touch with via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are interested in this or next year's fleeces (Jacob, Oxford Down, Whitefaced Woodland) or fibre from our alpacas or llamas (available in both brown and white).

**2016 Fleeces and fibre now available**
Following our 2016 shearing we have both fleeces and fibre availiable. This includes shearling Oxford Down, Shearling Whitefaced Woodland, Oxford Down, Whitefaced Woodland, Jacob, as well as brown and white alpaca fibre. For more details, please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For photos from our shearing day, please visit our blog.

Typical Breed Characteristics

  • Oxford Down: 3.4-4.5kg, 54.56 bradford count, 10-13cm staple
  • Jacob: 2-2.5kg, 44-56 bradford count, 8-17cm staple
  • Whitefaced Woodland: 2-3kg, 44-50 bradford count, 15cm staple

We do not have a price for alpaca or llama fibre at the moment, however, reasonable offers will be considered.

This year we also have a limited run of Mudchute yarns available in both Double Knitting and Aran weights. These yarns were processed by the Natural Fibre Company and can be ordered above.