The Ryeside Ryeland flock is shorn each year in January and May. The show flock is shorn in January and the remainder of the flock on the 1 May. The white and coloured ryeland (brown) fleeces are then processed at a local mill and the resulting yarn is available to purchase at Hands On Traditional Craft Centre, our sponsor and based in Helmsley in North Yorkshire.
The yarn is available to buy in different quantities and weights, and you can be assured of the provenance and quality. We can even tell you which animal or few animals the yarn was derived from.
We also produce a number of small, knitted items from our wool, including summer and winter scarfs, slippers, hats, etc. These are available from around £14.
You can order yarn over the telephone (01439 748510)