483 likes. PL15 7PJ. 446 likes. Hook size. This business is supported by the Rural Development Programme for England, for which Defra is the Managing Authority, part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas. Follow us. Uist Wool on Instagram Uist Wool on Facebook Uist Wool on Pinterest Uist Wool on Twitter Uist Wool on Ravelry. Coal 100% Organic Black Welsh Mountain Wool, SIngle Flock. The Castlemilk Moorit was ‘invented’ by Sir Jock Buchanan-Jardine to graze parkland on his estate at Castlemilk in Dumfries, Scotland, in the early 20th century. All of these little teddy bears have been hand knitted using my own hand spun wool and each is made from the wool of different rare breeds of sheep. Handspun Artisan Yarn by The Cultured Sheep - Castlemilk Moorit Wool Blend PindropShop. Castlemilk wool is lovely and soft, ideal for teddy bears intended for babies and children. Created as a decorative breed in the 1900s to adorn the parkland of Sir John Buchanan Jardine's estate, it is a mixture of several primitive types: Manx Loaghtan, Shetland and wild mouflon. Subscribe. The Castlemilk Moorit sheep derives its name not only from the estate where it was originally bred, but also from its rich red brown ‘Moorit’ colour. The very rare Castlemilk Moorit sheep was a breed specially created from crossing Manx Loagthan and Shetland sheep to make a small parkland sheep for the Castlemilk estate. Attributes. I had the privilege recently to get up close to these beautiful sheep on a local farm as I was asked to Photograph them for an upcoming website. All Rights Reserved. 5 out of 5 stars (561) 561 reviews $ 17.00. Bred specifically to enhance the grounds and provide fine wool for clothing his estate workers, Castlemilk Moorits are a cross between a Manx Loaghtan, moorit Shetland and the ancient Mouflon. US 5 - 7 or 3.75 - 4.5mm. They have short, tight wool, which is popular for hand spinning. The resulting rams have the distinctive curling horns of a Shetland, while both rams and ewes have white markings from the Mouflon. The Castlemilk Moorit is classed as a member of the Northern European Short-Tailed family of sheep. Using Manx Loghtan, moorit Shetland and wild Mouflon, he developed a breed to beautify his parkland and provide fine, kemp free moorit coloured wool. Beautiful Moorit Brown Scottish Wool Fibers Direct from Scotland. The Castlemilk Moorit breed have a silky brown fleece which is popular with crafts people and hand spinners. After almost dying out, the remainder of the flock was rescued by Joe Henson and revived at the Cotswold Farm Park. After almost dying out, the remainder of the flock was rescued by Joe Henson and revived at the Cotswold Farm Park. Today these sheep survive thanks to rare breed farmers who are dedicated to keeping the breed alive, however it remains among the rarest of British sheep. Jacobs sheep for sale, Castlemilk … JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. They are naturally short tailed and long legged. The 2017 ewes have had lambs and all 2019 ewes are all fully registered. Lanesend Smallholding - A 6 acre smallholding in heart of Worcestershire where we rear rare breed Jacob and Castlemilk Moorit Sheep and Berkshire Pigs. Their wool is short and brown and makes an amazingly plushy and bulky brown yarn, ideal for outer wear and accessories. The wool has been spun for us by the Natural Fibre Company of Cornwall. Using Manx Loaghtan, moorit Shetland and the wild Mouflon he developed a breed specifically to beautify his parkland and provide fine, kemp free moorit coloured wool to clothe his workers. The very rare Castlemilk Moorit sheep was a breed specially created from crossing Manx Loagthan and Shetland sheep to make a small parkland sheep for the Castlemilk estate. 100% Natural Fibres. Blacker Yarns 256-bit SSL encryption, Relax With An Organic Lavender Teddy Bear [...], © 2013- 2020 all content The Knitted Bear Co. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. 100 grams (3.53 ounces) Gauge. Castlemilk Moorit Sheep x 2 Rams and 12 x Ewes for sale. If you keep Castlemilk Moorits or are just interested in these sheep, please join our page. Castlemilk Morrit Sheep were developed during the the early years of the 20th century. The Society was founded by the late Mr Joe Henson MBE and is an active society working with the Rare Breed Survival Trust to protect, increase and promote our rare sheep. Launceston Unit B Pipers Court H ) Fibers all from Farnsfield Flock blood lines to the sun sheep for sale, Castlemilk Moorit fleece often! 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