Its that time of year when the temperature is starting to drop and we start reaching out for our woolies to keep us cosy. It's also the time of year when we can bring a fresh and cosy feel into our homes. The evenings are dark and as we draw the curtains we want to create a warm and embracing feel in the house. This can be done in many ways, from lighting the fire to lighting lots of candles but it also the time when we can incorporate wool's and sheepskins into our homes. I have found the perfect family run business that we can turn to The Little Grey Sheep!
A family run business based in the countryside of Hampshire, where the Gotland and Shetland sheep are able to graze easily on the pastures and scrubland. The Gotlands have a thick, silvery fleece and produce a beautiful sheepskin while the Shetlands create a fine lightweight fleece. Over the past six years Well Manor Farm has worked hard to produce their own Stein Fine Wool combining the fleece of the two sheep.
As partners in the Campaign for Wool the fleece is sheared at the farm by Susie the head Shepherdess, washed in Yorkshire, the fibre is then spun in the west country and then hand-died back at the farm by Emma creating 100% natural British wool.
What I think most beautiful are the sheepskins which can be bought online from The Little Grey Sheep online store. They can be so versatile and are just perfect to pull out at this time of year. Not only can they be used on the floor as a rug but they can be draped over sofas and chairs, used on beds as throws, made into cushions to snuggle into. Just look at some of the images below that I found on Pinterest. Don't they make you want to go and grab a hot cup of cocoa and a good book and snuggle up for the day. As today's weather is set to be pretty dismal with a chill in the air I think I'm going to get cracking with restyling my home, to add a touch of the sheepskin comfort factor ready for the upcoming winter. I hope you are inspired too, happy styling!
photo credits to Anna Wilson Interiors & Pinterest
To learn more about the The Little Grey Sheep at Well Manor Farm please check out their website www.thelittlegreysheep.co.uk