• Now in our shop: ‘Nancy’, the cutest sheep you’ll ever knit!

    This is Nancy. She's our cute-as-a-button logo, which you can now make and customise with our fabulous new pattern. Nancy was created exclusively for the Nude Ewe by blogger and Red Heart Yarns designer Nancy Anderson, aka 'Miss Julep'. And since this woolly little girl is so perfectly cheeky we just ...

  • Come on Bedfordshire: let’s get stuffed!

    Bedfordshire’s crafters are being called on to get busy making personal gifts for the Olympians and Paralympians coming to Bedford this summer. Over 200 athletes from 14 countries will be hosted here leading up to the Games. Under the Woolsack project every athlete participating in the Games is being offered ...

  • Now in our shop: British wool cushions!

    We're thrilled to offer for sale a limited quantity of handmade British wool herringbone tweed cushions. The Lleyn and Black Welsh Mountain wool fabric has been hand woven in Hackney on antique looms by the London Cloth Company. As it turns out, London Cloth Company is almost as big a fan ...

  • Nude Ewe Chilterns flock profile: the Norfolk Horns

    If you look at our website you’ll notice we don’t actually offer any Norfolk Horn yarn. Never fear: we soon will! This small privately owned flock of about 20 ewes is currently growing our next Nude Ewe offering. The Norfolk is an ancient East Anglian breed, and local images of white, ...

That's right: we've now got laceweight yarn in stock! Beautiful, soft and with a gentle lustre, this worsted-spun Wensleydale has just arrived. The wool comes from a Wensleydale flock on the Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire border. The sheep graze in an old, traditionally managed Damson orchard. The Damson is traditional to this area and ...

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This is Nancy. She's our cute-as-a-button logo, which you can now make and customise with our fabulous new pattern. Nancy was created exclusively for the Nude Ewe by blogger and Red Heart Yarns designer Nancy Anderson, aka 'Miss Julep'. And since this woolly little girl is so perfectly cheeky we just ...

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Bedfordshire’s crafters are being called on to get busy making personal gifts for the Olympians and Paralympians coming to Bedford this summer. Over 200 athletes from 14 countries will be hosted here leading up to the Games. Under the Woolsack project every athlete participating in the Games is being offered ...

Continue

We're thrilled to offer for sale a limited quantity of handmade British wool herringbone tweed cushions. The Lleyn and Black Welsh Mountain wool fabric has been hand woven in Hackney on antique looms by the London Cloth Company. As it turns out, London Cloth Company is almost as big a fan ...

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I headed down to Hackney yesterday to visit the London Cloth Company, the first micro weaving mill to open in London. This small company specialises in small scale bespoke weaving on restored looms, some of which date back to the 1850s. Owner Daniel apologised repeatedly for the 'mess', as the company ...

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Confession time: the photo below is of an empty box. It's day 7, the last day of this super fun swap and my final parcel was a humdinger. A box of real, authentic Girl Scout cookies. Girl Scout cookies! O.M.G. See, you have to understand that cookies are almost my favourite thing in ...

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So now I'm two days behind in actually blogging, but that certainly didn't stop me opening my packages. It's been a manic couple of days so having little treats to unwrap has been lovely. And speaking of lovely, how's this for today's parcel? It came with a little note that said ...

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Day 5 already?!? I'm surprised I couldn't actually smell today's package, because it's soap. Lovely smelling soap made by Blue Ridge Soy Candles in Rutherfordton NC. The label made me think at first it was in fact a candle. But when I opened the beautiful (and totally 'smell-confining') wrapping and didn't ...

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If you look at our website you’ll notice we don’t actually offer any Norfolk Horn yarn. Never fear: we soon will! This small privately owned flock of about 20 ewes is currently growing our next Nude Ewe offering. The Norfolk is an ancient East Anglian breed, and local images of white, ...

Continue

The next parcel in the box was large, flat and heavy. It felt like a book, and indeed it was. This isn't an ordinary book though, but a journal for my garden! Upon moving to England I quickly discovered why gardening is such a big deal here. Everything grows. Or rather ...

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