Alice is an active member of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust with a passion for wool from rare and native British sheep breeds and has her own small flock of Manx Loaghtan sheep. You can see snippets of Alice's flock in the following short videos, created for Woolfest Online 2020:
And, of course, one featuring Damson: https://youtu.be/omWSgE5SbWE
Alice has been knitting since a child and creating her own designs for many years. She is based in Cliburn near Penrith and joined the Wool Clip in 2013 where she sells her spun yarn for knitting and carded fleece for spinning and felt making.
Trading as Sheepfold, Alice designs knitting kits and patterns - for accessories, cushions and other items. All contain British wool, and many contain wool from our native breeds. Coloured sheep breeds are a particular favourite. In The Wool Clip you will also find a selection of Alice’s handknitted items for sale.
Photos of sheep crop up on much that she does, including her range of patterns and her woolly greetings cards. As many of her hand knits also contain wool from specific sheep breeds, you might find a sheep photo on her labelling too.
Alice published a book of knit-and-felt bag patterns in 2009. More recently, she has self-published two popular books of patterns to create images of rare breed animals in wool, based on blanket designs featuring native sheep breeds and rare breed livestock. These books are all available from The Wool Clip shop.
Product range video (created for Woolfest Online 2020): https://youtu.be/QfSeeNHdWiQ