The Chaora Dubh Flock
Our flock lives on our croft in the crofting village of Leumrabhagh (Lemreway), South Lochs, The Isle of Lewis, romantically known as the “hidden jewel of Lewis”. They are the only Icelandic flock on the Outer Hebrides. Their ancestors first arrived with the Norse on the islands approximately 1100 years ago. Now they are back!!
We are crofters and weavers. We weave the wool produced by our sheep, using a tradtional wooden loom, each shot being hand thrown. With a range of over 25,000 patterns to choose from and the provinance of the yarn followed from the shearing through to the spinning each piece of material that we make, by hand, is unique, From the croft to the cloth and designed by nature. We are happy to take orders for lengths of tweed up to 10 metres, max width is 30 inches, and smaller (shawls, scarves, single metres etc.) Material for a three piece suit can be produced in appropriate lengths.
Chaora Dubh Luibhard, 2014 Shearling Tup, Light Brown Mouflon, short curled horns, single. Luibhard is bucket trained and is very easily handled. Luibhard is a long legged, well proportioned ram, with a lovely tonal fleece.
Sire: Honorwood Nautilus
Dam: Dewsnaps Aclair
For photos or any other information please either phone us on 01851 880704, or drop us a line through the BISBG Facebook page.
We also sell a small quantity of heather fed Icelandic lamb and mutton, cared for and processed on the Isle of Lewis, and delivered to your door. Cost is £10 per kilo, available as either half or whole carcass, butchering is an additional £15.
Keith and Lis Drew