The Sheep Shed in Ludlow

Ludlow was on our list of places to visit last week and we planned to walk around the lovely old town, take a peek at the castle and the brewery. I never thought we would find something as exciting as the Sheep Shed! The Sheep Shed is a woolcrafts cooperative on Corve Street and is an absolute haven. They have a great selection of buttons, fleece, kits, workshops and handmade gifts and all of these things are locally sourced from south Shropshire and north Herefordshire and support small local sheep farmers.

I love the workshops that they offer, teaching traditional skills such as spinning and weaving. These are run on Mondays and Tuesdays.

I couldn’t leave without picking up some Clun Forest fleece which has lovely dark streaks running through it. I also fell in love with a pair of gigantic knitting needles that have lovely tops that look like acorns! These are going to be used for some extreme knitting, keep your eyes peeled for the results!

My beautiful gigantic knitting needles!

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11 Responses to The Sheep Shed in Ludlow

  1. I love love your new needles! Can’t wait to see what you are going to make 🙂

  2. Nicola says:

    That shop looks great – a little far for me though 🙂

    After seeing big needles at an exhibition, I made my own 🙂 have a look here on my blog to see what I made http://team-rigby.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/two-big-finishes.html and here for the progress http://team-rigby.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/wool.html

    • What a great idea! Well done on making your own, I’m impressed. I visited on holiday, it seems we live quite near each other, I love Sandcastle Yarns too 🙂

  3. Angelina says:

    Your needles look like batons – they are so big !!!!! I’m intrigued as to what you will be making, it will certainly not be a small project, but will certainly grow quickly.

  4. rooj says:

    I really want giant needles – I watched some youtube videos of ‘extreme knitting’ and I saw someone make her own using broom sticks!! she carved the ends into points!

  5. Thanks for the recommendation of the Sheep Shed – I will be visiting a friend near Ludlow soon and will certainly pay them a visit.

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