The Patchwork Sheep are a flock of over 90 sheep. The flock is made up of many different breeds and crossbreeds. Many were born and bred here, others were carefully purchased and some were just in need of a place to call home and found themselves here. They live on the beautiful Llyn Peninsular in North West Wales at our smallholding with beautiful views overlooking Cardigan Bay and the Snowdonia Mountains in the distance. They are cared for and loved by myself - Lucy - my husband and our two children - Elsie and Ollie.
They are a happy flock of sheep who have 22 acres of wild pastures to graze and a large old barn to shelter in the winter storms. Living out the whole of their natural lives here, well-fed & cared for - which means there are quite a few geriatric sheep roaming around! We don't breed or raise sheep or lambs for meat. I have realised over 16 years of living here that traditional farming just isn't for me. I've always tried to do different things with the sheep and ended up where I am now - ruled by over 90 noisy & nosey & greedy sheep! Every year each sheep grows its own individual fleece - beautiful & natural & all unique! And every year my husband and I shear the sheep ourselves the traditional way with blade shears. In between being a mother and a shepherdess, I have found a great love for working with the fleeces from our sheep. I love the raw naturalness of wool and its amazing versatility - every fleece is different just like every sheep. I love working with the different fleeces and finding what purpose suits and works for them.
I make unique woven and felted fleece rugs and cushions, wool accessories and gifts. All sustainable, natural and truly traceable all the way back to the individual sheep who wore the fleece for a year of his or her life. There is no big company behind me, no factory full of machines - just me and the sheep.
In between being a mother and shepherdess, I have found a great love for working with the fleeces from our sheep. I love the raw naturalness of wool and its amazing versatility - every fleece is different just like every sheep. I love working with the different fleeces and finding what purpose suits and works for them. Always aiming to be as ethical and eco-friendly as possible using mostly homegrown materials like our wool and wood. We treat our animals with kindness and care and do most things ourselves - like shearing our sheep the old traditional way with blade shears. I don't use any unnecessary chemicals and markers on the sheep and and wherever possible use UK sourced recycled or recyclable postal and gift packaging. I would like the things I make and sell to be as natural as possible so one day if they are discarded they can biodegrade and become part of nature once again..
Meet the Flock
Meet the larger than life characters and the quiet ones too who make up our much-loved team of natural wool growers. Not only can you be certain of where the wool has come from but you can see for yourself and meet the individual sheep who grow it and wear it for a year of their lives...
Meet the Flock