Designed for Home Farm Wensleydales - DK collection - by Ali Craft Designs - Wool to your Door.
This kit is for two sheep, Ed and Ed's mum.
During lambing, 2018, we had a triplet born by a White Wensleydale ewe and unfortunately his mum wasn't able to provide enough milk for all three of her lambs. This meant that we had to take one away from her and put him in our 'lamb lounge' with some other little friends and a giant automatic milk machine.
However, a day later we had a very sad situation. A Black Wensleydale ewe eventually delivered a lamb that was born dead - but it was a great struggle to help her deliver this dead lamb.
Our vets were out on an emergency call elsewhere and couldn't get to us on time - so we called upon Ed, a 'retired' shepherd with many years experience and a good family friend who also helps us when we are in trouble. Ed saved the day! He delivered the dead lamb and instantly swapped it with the White Wensleydale lamb that was in the 'lamb lounge' with the automatic milk machine, and, of course the Black ewe who had lost her lamb was delighted and Little Ed got himself a new mum! Happy ending and such a happy Ed and new mum.
Home Farm Wensleydales produce Wensleydale wool to the highest standard and the ethos of our farm is always animal care, welfare and husbandry first.
Our luxurious wool is made from our finest fleeces, washed and spun in Yorkshire. Our wool is soft, smooth and silky, bursting with lustre and worsted spun to ensure great stitch definition.
Our pure longwool yarns are versatile and can be used for most knitting and crochet patterns as well as the lovely range that we have on offer from Home Farm Wensleydales.
THIS KIT CONTAINS:
200g (7.05 oz) of Home Farm Wensleydales luxury DK (8 Ply/light worsted weight) yarn in Natural, Naturally coloured and Cotswold Stone.
The Naturally Coloured wool should be rolled into 2 equal size balls and the body of Ed's mum is crochet using 2 strands. This gives her body a lovely texture.
NOIL (Noil is the shorter lengths combed from our tops before spinning. You will find small pieces of straw or hay - but don't worry - this has been washed to such a high temperature - there will be no bacteria in this!) Plus - its pure wool - so wont burn - making your sheep extra safe.
Naturally coloured pure Wensleydale wool to sew in eyes.
Pattern with clear instructions to complete your kits.
YOU WILL NEED: 3.00mm (US 2) crochet hook and tapestry needle to sew up.
SKILL LEVEL: Easy - the instructions are so easy to follow. But time should be taken with sewing up, stuffing and adding their eyes.
NOTE: The Naturally Coloured wool should be rolled into 2 equal size balls and the body of Ed's mum is crochet using 2 strands. This gives her body a lovely texture.
HOW MINE CAME OUT: Ed measures. and Ed's mum measures when complete.
COLOUR CHOICES: Ed is made using Cotswold Stone for his legs and head and Natural (undyed) for his body and Ed's mum is made using Cotswold Stone for her legs and head and Naturally Coloured (undyed black sheep) for her body.
LAUNDRY CARE: Handwash, plump up and dry.