Mayshot Orchard is a beautiful old pear orchard nestled deep in the idyllic countryside of East Anglia. It is home to a flock of rare breed sheep made up from a mixture of Leicester Longwool, Manx Loaghtan, Soay, a Jacob and some cross breeds.
We offer a range of pure hand made treasures that are a joy to behold and make a truly wonderful gift for your loved ones. From shearing to hand spinning, knitting through to final finishing, all are products are lovingly hand crafted. None of our wool is dyed simply because the natural colours are so varied and, to us, gorgeous.
Our speciality is our Cuddly Baas which are based on one of 12 rare breeds. As far as possible only wool from the particular breed is used to made its represented cuddly. We probable do not need to say it, but all of our products are 100% wool. The standard Cuddly Baa is not suitable for children under 3 years of age, but a special shorn version (without the fleecy coat) is available on request at a slightly lower price.
Please note that all Cuddly Baas are currently made to order. Payment is only required when you order is ready for dispatch. We also have a range of other accessories to help keep you warm as you will see under Categories. Again, these will be made to order to ensure you get the size and colour of your choice.
For something really different, we can spin your dog hair – provided there is enough undercoat to bond it. You then have the choice of knitting it up yourself or asking us to turn it into something really special, either for you or for your dog.
If you would like to have a go at spinning for yourself please check out our courses page for details. Come and experience the peace and tranquillity of our orchard for yourself, learn a new skill and practise an environmentally friendly pastime as therapeutic as watching a water-fall.