In 2020 I had the amazing opportunity to take over Naked Wool from the previous owner Barbara Summers who I had met through our mutual love of Shetland sheep. I am excited to begin this new venture in all things woolly, though I am very aware I have big boots to fill! So, Naked wool is now run by me, Larissa. I live in South Norfolk and care for a small flock of Shetlands. I am a weaver and enjoy spinning and dyeing and fell in love with wool not only because it is a natural fibre, the sheep are quite charming too!
Our Shetland wool comes in approx 25g balls of DK weight yarn and is available to buy in 6 different colours. This wool is ideal for most knitting and crochet projects, as well as for weaving where a chunkier yarn is required - perfect for winter scarves and blankets!
The yarn in made in a small privately owned mill in Yorkshire without the use of any harsh chemicals, and as far as possible biodegradable detergents are used. No dyeing or bleaching is necessary - the sheep do a great job all by themselves!
Naked wool is all about Shetland sheep, their fleece and the wool we can make from their fleece. Shetland wool can be used in many crafts from knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, felting and many more. I am incredibly passionate about British wool, and what better fibre than that of Shetlands. Wool is a sustainable, biodiegradable resource and doesn't shed microplastics into our environment.
Whether you are a beginner, crafter or a textile expert you will love working with Shetland wool.
I got my first sheep in spring 2019; Tilly, Black Phillp (Tilly's mother), Badger and Cammy. Shortly after, we welcomed Muffin & Pickles, born to Tilly, meaning there's 3 generations in the field. Sheep seem to multiply quite quickly and soon Croissant, Brioche, Tomato & Broccoli (named by my then 4 year old) arrived. Finally the most recent additions were a small flock of 5 which needed a new home and I was more than happy to help. So Verity, Angelica, ZiBella, Bluebell and Willow joined the rest bringing the flock to 15.
The sheep have a very calm temprement and love a treat or two (they'll knock you down for a rich tea!). They are also fond of a cuddle, especially Muffin & Pickles who are happy to join me laying in the field on a sunny summer's afternoon. You can follow more of their antics over at Bracken Textiles on Instagram.
I tend to keep the fleeces from these girls to handspin, but occasionaly they will be available to buy. Feel free to get in touch to find out what I have.
All of our knitting kits were expertly designed by the previous owner, Barbara Summers. They are created with beginners in mind, and include full instructions on how to knit, starting from how to hold the needles. However the kits are loved by experienced knitters looking for a quick to knit project making them the ideal gift for your craft loving friends and family!
We always love to see your makes, so don't forget to tag us on Instagram or Facebook and we'll share our favourites!