Crafts by Ra - Cumbria
Collection of handwoven rugs & cushions made in the heart of the Lake District
I transform raw sheep fleeces into natural handwoven wool rugs. I am based on the edge of the Lake District which is home to the well known and easily recognised Herdwick sheep which graze the slopes of the fells.
My wool is sourced from a number of different local farms within Cumbria and surrounding counties, including my family farms in the Eden Valley and Keswick. The wool comprises mainly of Herdwick but I also use a mix of Shetland, Jacob, Zwartbles and a few others to create different patterns, textures and colours within the rugs. I love the natural colours you find in wool which can be seen in my rugs.
I have started a small flock for myself of three Jacob ewes, one of which had lambs this year.
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