The Coldcroft Shires and Traditional Skills courses are held at Coldcroft Farm.
The farm itself produces Ryeland Lamb for meat boxes, and woollen products such as scarves, throws and blankets.
Ryeland Lamb is a Traditional, Heritage breed. We take pride in managing the flock to optimise the taste of the meat and the quality of the fleece. All shearing is done on site on the farm, by a small but highly experienced team. Katie will then sort the fleece herself and drives it to Natural Fibre company only a couple of counties away, where it is scoured, washed, carded and spun into yarn.
We use local Gloucestershire based woven textile designer Rebecca Connolly to create the designs, based on the wool type as well as the natural colours available from the flock.
Finally, the woven yarn and designs are taken by Katie to Bristol Weaving Mil where once again, with a local to Gloucestershire small business, we are working to create the final product.
We also produce our own hay and use our shire horses to manage the land.
If interested in buying hay, woollen throws, Wool Roving or Lamb meat boxes, please do get in touch. For local purchases, we re happy to deliver Free of Charge.