Sheep Shearing Weekend

It’s time for the fleeces to come off at our annual Sheep Shearing weekend. The age-old skill of shearing has been passed down from generation to generation and Ross Priddle will give demonstrations of his expertise over both days. Visitors can find out what happens after the sheep have been shorn and his talks will also cover the history of shearing, methods, and techniques, in addition to how the fleeces are used.

Ross will have his work cut out for him this weekend with the farm’s flock of pedigree Lincoln Longwool sheep; this breed was developed specifically for its heavy fleeces of long and lustrous wool.

There will also be themed activities throughout the day, as well as a felting workshop with textile artist Heidi Street-Ward on 26th of May.