It had to happen – Herdy has branched out into yarn. Being in an area with a long wool tradition like the Lake District, it had to be 100% wool and it had to be British, so HerdyWool is blended wool from different breeds and is processed and spun entirely in Yorkshire.

Balls of HerdyWool

Herdy wool is available in 7 colours: blue, green, grey, purple, orange, pink and ecru. The chunky weight and vibrant colours make it perfect for knitting or crocheting accessories, home furnishings and outer wear.

Pumpkin felted with orange HerdyWool by Anja Connor

(photo credit: Anja Connor)

The two ply yarn comes in 100g balls with over 100m of yarn, so 1 ball will make a hat and 2 balls would make a scarf, cowl or slippers. HerdyWool will also felt well in the washing machine, making it suitable for bags, purses and other decorative items.