WeaverLady's Wool Shop


Haltwhistle Fibres

Kathryn G. Carras

Blue Face Leicester lamb
Owned by White Craig Farm
of Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England

A little bit about me:

I became involved with wool spinning in a kind of backwards way. I was given a border collie puppy, who, of course, was very active. When she was about 11 months old I decided she needed some sheep to work so I bought three young lambs. I sold them in the fall for a small profit and the next year I bought three older ewes. When one of them had a lamb, I was hooked. So then I had to learn to spin and the rest , as they say, is history.

I have been spinning for about 25 years now, and no longer raise sheep and the border collie training never did work out, although I have had others since that first pup. I learned to weave 9 or 10 years ago and am thoroughly hooked on spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, felting and needlepoint. In order to feed my habit, I started selling yarn and wool. I am also an Anglophile, having visited England many times in the last 15 years, so I have combined my favorite things and now import combed top from England for sale to other spinners.

Of course I manage time for spinning British fibers, too. After all, I need to make samples for my booth at the wool festivals.

For many varied reasons (such as a full-time job!) I have decided to stop importing wool from England for re-sale. I am out of most of my popular wool types, such as white and light grey blue-face leicester. I had many enjoyable years of going to wool festivals and dealing with mail order customers and would like to thank all of you for buying from me over the years.

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E-mail me at: weaverlady@sbcglobal.net

Website Created and Maintained By: Paul T. Carras
Last updated on March 29, 2006


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