Rare Breed Portland Wool Tweed

Rare Breed Portland Wool Tweed

£65.00

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Description

Working with the Portland Sheep Breed Society we have collected their clip, had it graded through British Wool and created a limited-edition, single run of tweed fabric that truly reflects the Portland fleece and the landscapes they reside in. The pattern for the tweed has been designed by one of the members of the Breed Society and encompasses the vibrance of the farming landscape.

Breed

The Portland sheep breed are now classed as an 'at risk' rare breed by The Rare Breed Survival Trust (RBST), but can be found in specialist flocks in the South West of England. The Portland breed is a small sized sheep, with a tan face and legs. They have a short and fine fleece, which is popular with crafters and also used in textile blends.

A collection of farmers from the Portland Sheep Breed Society kindly allowed us to purchase their fleeces at a premium rate, British Wool enabled us to collect and grade it from numerous different local depots, and we then worked with local producers to create this timeless product, keeping full traceability and provenance at the forefront to celebrate the story of this remarkable breed of sheep.

Material

The image below shows the textile design sent to the weavers, we will update with a fabric sample as soon as they are back from the mill!

The tweed comes with a beautiful handmade booklet that tells you about the Portland breed and how their breed society is helping celebrate their story.

100% Portland wool from some of the Portland Breed Societies farmers.

All processing including grading, washing, spinning, dying, weaving and finishing are done in the North West of England, in Bradford, Huddersfield and Oldham.

Size

The tweed is approx. 140cm wide and price is per metre.