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 the tweeds available; we have sold out of some options.
The lockdown has affected our makers & slowed production.
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.
Mandy Marshall welcomed Susan Calman to Castle Cottage. On her "Grand Day Out" Susan visited Near Sawrey and called for tea & chat with Mandy in the garden.
Castle Cottage was the marital home of Beatrix Potter whose passion for Herdwick sheep becomes the topic of conversation.
Susan left with a Herdwick key fob for her trusty van....Helen Mirren.
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 & 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.
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".
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
Handbag received this morning.
It's beautifully made and oozes quality.
My wife loves it and is delighted.
The "Derwent" arrived at 8.15am, it's brilliant and Jean is over the moon.
Thank you for all you have done to bring this bit of Cumbria into our lives.
My dad is 70 on July 13th.
Coniston is one of his favourite places-we spent many happy childhood holidays there.
I want a gift to remind him.
Farfield Herringbone Flat Cap is perfect and he loves it.