30th June 2022

It takes approximately 1 hour to make up 100g of fibre, some preparations take slightly longer than others. This means that at present dispatch times are approximately 6-7 weeks. Please let me know if you order is required before a specific date.

UK shipping will be sent via Royal Mail (either first class or tracked 48) and all international orders will be sent using a tracked method. Once your item is shipped I will send you an email with your tracking information. Please note  - for some of the dispatch messages that I have sent from the shop email address have been delivered to spam/junk folders - so please check these folders to check for replies and tracking information.

If you have any questions, or would like changes to a blend, or a custom order, please contact me at carol@fellviewfibres.co.uk

Fellside Matriarch Gradient Batt Set - 100g

Only 3 left in stock



This is the first colourway to come out of my lovely day at the Eskdale show. I call it 'Fellside Matriarch' as the Herwick lambs start off black and slowly turn a brownish red and eventually to a soft grey as they get older. The ewes that have won all of the ribbons must be at least 2 years old.

These ewes are extremely important to the flock, as they are the ones that are 'hefted' to the fell. When the ewes and lambs are returned to the fells after lambing the ewes 'teach' their offspring where their territory is on the open fellside.

I adore the Herdwick sheep, and have done ever since a child, when I only knew them as 'Buttermere sheep'. Despite this, the gradient does not contain any Herdwick fibre. Herwick wool has many fine qualities, but being next to the skin soft is not one of them. Therefore this gradient, mirroring the gentle colours of the older 'matriarch' ewes is made from soft 21 micron merino and beautiful baby llama.

You will recieve 7 mini batts carefully blended, that together will make up just over 100g of fibre. The fibres in these batts will felt. If you do not wish them to, hand wash in cool water.