I LOVE to spin, dye, weave, knit and crochet



I love to make luxury handmade fibre accessories at my studio in the sunny Suffolk countryside.


Pastures Ewe was formed after losing my job and I decided to make my passion and 
hobby into a business... this business!

Jessica on her vegetarian rug

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My love affair with fleece started shortly after I bought an old spinning wheel from an antique shop; I thought it would make a nice ornament in the hall.  After looking at it for a few weeks I decided to learn to use it and make my own woollen yarn for knitting.

Jessica Hannaford


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Lover of all things fluffy and soft, Jessica has spent a considerable amount of time learning her craft and researching comfortable rugs, cushions and throws

I spun and I spun and soon I had so much more wool than I could knit. so I thought I’d learn how to weave so I bought a loom.  Then I thought if I spun with white fleece I could dye my own yarn, so I learnt how to dye and dyeing with Woad became my passion.  Then I saw a vegetarian rug – yes, you can guess what happened next...

 

For years I’ve had a wonderful hobby, and as a result I have become interested in learning about sheep breeds, the different fleeces, dyeing with natural plants, and the history of all things sheepy. I then lost my job, due to COVID 19 and I decided to turn my passion into a business. I now enjoy working in my garden studio in sunny Suffolk with my beloved dog, Jessica sitting by my side.

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Support

Based in Suffolk, we support traditional crafts and the textile making skills that our local area's wealth was founded upon.

COMMITTED

I am committed to supporting farmers to promote the wide
variety of sheep breeds including conservation breeds.

 

I have established personal relationships with the farmers I source my fleeces from.
 

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ANIMAL WELFARE
 

The sheep are shorn/clipped each year and I buy the sheared sheep fleece from small flocks, rare and conservation breeds, meaning no  animal is harmed in the process.

ONLY buy from farmers with ANIMAL WELFARE at their heart!