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About Us

In between being a mum to my 2 little ones and caring for over 50 sheep, 15guinea pigs, 2 goats and Ida the shetland pony. I enjoy working with the wool from our sheep and trying to make it more profitable. All the fleeces are different and finding what purpose suits and works for them is great fun. There was a time when we discarded the fleeces from our sheep and our main purpose was on breeding pet lambs but after having my daughter Elsie in 2015 my own feelings towards breeding the sheep and selling their lambs greatly changed and I realised I no longer wanted to do this and I no longer felt it was the right thing to be doing. We became a bit of a sheep sanctuary and I needed a way to financially support our expanding sheep flock and my own little flock. After being inspired by seeing what wonderful things could be made from a smelly raw sheeps fleece I got hands-on and threw myself in too these old traditional ways of working with this versatile natural fibre - as opposed to discarding the fleeces or selling them on raw and I got completely hooked! I love every process from caring for the sheep each and every day to shearing them with traditional hand shears to washing the raw fleeces myself and sorting through them. I love the feel of the wool and seeing it transform on its journey from my sheep's back to something completely different. My aim is to make each sheep's fleece at least sustain the sheep themselves and hopefully in the future support my own family as well.

Woolly Gifts & Homeware

Fleece & Fibre

Artwork & Cards

My Story...

I wasn't born into farming. I grew up in a regular semi in a town called Dronfield nestled in-between Sheffield and Chesterfield. As a small child, I absolutely loved animals and drawing them. We had a back garden full of guinea pigs, rabbits and eventually a pygmy goat called Pixie. I don't think we were very popular with our neighbours... Pixie was probably the catalyst to where I am now, she became a big part of the family and soon me, my brother and my mum became vegetarians. We moved to our smallholding in August 2006 and bought another pygmy goat, 2 pigs and 3 Jacob sheep, the sheep flock expanded and took a special place in my heart. Owning a lot of animals over the years and living in a farming community I am fully aware of how cruel nature is, that wherever there is life there is death but traditional farming and eating meat just isn't something I want to do nor would enjoy doing - so I am making a different path and an approach that suits me and my family, that offers a loving home and sanctuary to sheep and allows me to enjoy shepherding whilst being creative and artistic...

Contact Us

Send us an email using the form opposite and we will get back to you asap. You can also contact us via our Facebook page @patchworksheep if you prefer. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have - about sheep, items for sale or commissions - I will do my best to help!