our croft
our croft
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Shetland Ram
Shetland Ram
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Shetland sheep
Shetland sheep
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Hebridean
Hebridean Ewe
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Hebridean x
Hebridean x
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Butterfly Scottish Blackface
Butterfly a Scottish Blackface
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The Silly Sheep fibre company

Home to happy sheep & their beautiful fleeces.

The Silly Sheep fibre company is a small family croft enterprise, we live in the West Mainland of Shetland. We started producing our own yarn while we were living in the Outer Herbrides to give our growing sheep family a purpose.

We now have 80 sheep, mainly Shetlands and Shetland crosses. Also some who moved to Shetland with us 2 yrs ago including 9 Hebrideans & their crossbred offspring and a lovely old Scottish Blackface ewe who was one of our original orphan lambs from 2013. 

For the last 2  years we have used 2 pure Shetland rams who have produced lots of lovely lambs, they will provide us with beautiful fleeces for the next few years.

We use our own fleeces and some from other local crofts to have small batches of knitting yarns produced, also fibres for spinning, weaving and felting.

All dyeing is done by us in small batches.