A sumptuous Aran weight Ryeland wool has hit the shelves of GTS! The deliciously frothy shade of cream is beautiful. This wool is made from Low Auldgirth’s well-tended and beloved flock of woolly sheep who graze happily on wildflower pastures throughout the year as part of a regenerative farming practice. The Ryeland wool is grown on the farm, shorn on farm, and processed in the UK. They are very conscious about keeping their carbon footprint as low as possible.
Ryelands are one of the UK’s oldest sheep breeds, prized throughout history for their fine fleeces which have a wonderful natural crimp that makes their wool soft, robust and easy to work with.
More on Low Auldgirth…
Once a part of a larger estate, the farm built in the 1800’s has had many uses in the past, from a deer park, to turkey farm and finally dairy. It was abandoned in the mid 70’s and left to fall into a nature filled state of disrepair. Ruth and her husband took the place over in 2015, and since have been restoring the farmhouse and outbuildings to their former glory, whilst maintaining the nature friendly environment they inherited.
Sheep raised on a small farm in Dumfries, Scotland.