Loopy Ewes

Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Katie Allen



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I am a Shepherdess/Designer/Maker based in Gloucestershire. I produce my own collection of homewares, accessories and lifestyle products using the wool from my flock of rare breed British sheep. From cosy knitted hotties and cafetiere covers, to luxurious sheepskin rugs and handwoven throws, my ethos is to harness good design, regenerative farming practices and fully traceable, sustainable production to create products that inspire a lasting connection between my customers and the fantastic and varied fibre production of our British countryside.

My chunky knitting yarns have always been processed at The Natural Fibre Company in Launceston, which then returns home to my studio in Gloucestershire where I create my pieces. My handwoven fabric was made by Bovey Tracey Handloom Weavers on Dartmoor. I salt my own sheepskins, which are then sent to a tannery on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

My husband and I are first generation farmers, and with my flock of Portland and Castlemilk Moorit sheep and our herd of native breed Longhorn and British White cattle, we provide a grazing service to an arable Estate in the Cotswolds who need our native breed livestock to sustainably manage their wetland meadows, species rich grasslands, parklands, and to help improve soil health in their arable rotations. As well as my fibre business, we produce grass fed lamb and beef which is delivered locally and to customers across the UK.