Herdwick: Tweed with Provenance

 

The Herdwick sheep who roam the Lake District fells are the inspiration for our exclusive range of bags, accessories, cushions & caps. Utilising the natural shades of their fleece we weave pure Herdwick wool worsted tweed. Designed, hand cut & sewn our products are a reflection of the farming heritage of Cumbria. Our tweeds alter with every weaving. 

Herdwick: Limited by Nature.

Each item we make has a page with sizes & the tweed available 


Beatrix Heelis the farmer, better known as Beatrix Potter the author was passionate about the Herdwick Sheep breed. Her legacy to the National Trust helped ensure the breed survived.
Our products are a modern reflection of the cultural heritage of farming in Cumbria.

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Herdwick Ewe and Lamb

January 2021

Susan Calman and her Campervan... 

Mandy Marshall welcomes Susan Calman to Castle Cottage.
On her "Grand Day Out" Susan drives her campervan to Near Sawrey and calls for tea and a chat with Mandy in the garden. 

Castle Cottage was the marital home of Beatrix Potter and her passion for Herdwick sheep becomes their topic of conversation.

Susan leaves with a special gift for her trusty van....Helen Mirren.

Back to the Land for BBC

Filming with Kate Humble for Back to the Land was great fun but at the end of the first episode disaster had struck and our yarn wouldn't weave. Kate returned six months later to finish the story....

Will Benson, Townhead Farm.

Will & Emma Benson along with trainees Jack & Lily live at Townhead Farm, Grasmere. Descended from generations of Cumbrian hill farmers Will's passion for this way of life is evident.
This gives an insight into their way of life and why the Lake District is a World Heritage Site.

Hilltop Herdwicks in Near Sawrey

This was our first video; then an amateur film-maker my nephew Tom has moved onto bigger projects..most recently "The Last Press" about cider and Lands End Farm, Somerset. This film is staying put, Herdwick is all about "roots". 

How to Order from Herdwick Limited

We are purposefully not a “click & buy” business.
The individual style pages show details of the products and what tweed it is available in.
Then simply message us...we want to communicate with you!
All our contact details are on: Contact page- Click Here

 

 

Where you can see our range, email address & telephone number are on the Contact page

To see our Bags range Click Here
To see our Cushions & Caps Click here.