We source all our wool from within a mile radius of the Pole Barn and most of it from right here on the farm.
Over the years, Karen has used fleeces from many different breeds. It makes sense to Karen to work with the fleeces available from our patch rather than making an environmental impact by sourcing them from further afield.
Each species has certain qualities that make it more or less suitable for particular craft. However it’s worth saying that the quality of individual fleeces varies as its dependent upon a whole heap of factors; the sheep’s diet, the weather conditions it lived with and was shorn in, the shear itself to mention just a few. You need to know what you’re looking for to know what’s a good fleece.