Cotswold Fleece Wanted
Cotswold Farm Park
Cotswold Farm Park would like to inform members that their initial 3 year contract with mattress company Harrison Spinks has be extended for 3 years with the option to extend further. This is great publicity for Cotswold sheep and secures the price for another 3 years for the breeders, so do get in touch with Mike Caunter, to let him know what fleeces you have available.
Mike’s number is 07917 247238. The current price is £2.00/kg. Payment will be made by BACS within 14 days
For more information about the mattress project visit: https://www.harrisonspinks.co.uk/adam-henson
The Stroud Blanket Project
An Exciting New Cotswold Wool Project
William Spray has an exciting new Cotswold Cloth Project. He intends to make up cloth from Cotswold wool and use it to create items of clothing. This project was inspired by Maria Benjamin's discussions about her 'Lake District Tweed' project, which was aired on the Farming Today programme.
William needs 500kg of wool to take the project forwards. His own flock will contribute around 200kg this year, so he is short around 300kg. If there are any members interested in contributing Cotswold wool to William's enterprise, or finding out more about it, and the terms of payment, which will at least match the Cotswold Farm Park Mattress project, they should email him. He looks forward to hearing from you. He can collect!
Felstead Fleece offer 'Fleece Processing'
For the past 8-years, Felsted Fleece have been processing the fleece generated by their own small flock of Gotland sheep mainly because, with only a few fleeces each year, they could not find anyone willing to do the work for them. Now with 60 sheep, and for the sake of their sanity, Neil & Cara have had to expand their processing to include some industrial-scale equipment.
Felsted Fleece plan to offer Contract processing and bespoke dying, if required: “From the sheep’s back to a Carded Sliver or batt”, but spaces will be limited...
So, if you own a small number of sheep or are a Spinner or Weaver that has bought a single fleece ‘In the Grease’ and don’t want the hassle of Scouring and Carding it yourself, why not contact Felsted Fleece to discuss your requirements and reserve a Processing Slot.