The Romney Sheep have been in the family for at least six generations, possibly more. Our current numbers are 1,000 ewes lambing in the traditional season of March and April. Our British wool is considered to be one of the most adaptable fleeces it is cream, semi-lustrous and thanks to its versatility is a popular choice for knitting wool, knitting yarn, and cloth. We take our fleeces to traditional weavers who hand process, then spin and weave our yarn into beautiful wool rugs and wool throws, which have a unique quality attributable to the Romney sheep wool. With some of our cream wool we have mixed other naturally coloured native yarn to allow for varied design, colour and texture. The Romney or the Kent sheep is a “longwool” sheep and was recognised as a breed in England by 1800. Today wool represents only 5% of the World’s fiber production, however it is becoming a more popular choice, as it is a renewable resource and a natural product.
Since the stone age wool has been appreciated as one of the most effective forms of all-weather protection known to man, and science is yet to produce a fiber which matches its unique properties. Wool fibers are crimped, and when tightly packed together to form millions of tiny pockets of air. This unique structure allows it to absorb and release moisture.
Knitting wool is both renewable and biodegradable. Each year sheep will produce a new fleece and at the end of its life wool can be returned to the soil, where it decomposes releasing valuable nutrients into the ground.
To find out more about this family business and there products visit there website.