July 2016

Something for the (school) holidays?

14 July, 2016 - 16:46 | Sue Blacker

This is the very lovely educational sheep leading the way for a whole raft of educational and play activities now available on the British Wool Marketing Board website.  They cater for early years, 5-7 and 7-11 as well as the whole family, by topic, and are great fun.  I managed to complete a quiz with full marks!!  So it's definitely a good thing ...  and they even answer the most important question of all: How Long is a Ball of Wool?

The Story of St. Kilda

11 July, 2016 - 13:30 | Lara Pollard-Jones

It is well known that the Boreray is at the top of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust watch list and that the Soay is still at risk (though thankfully its numbers haven’t dropped in the past year).  Due to the small size, propensity to shed and rarity of these breeds they are not usually spun into a yarn as the commercial viability for small quantities is so limited. 

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