Behind your knitwear
I use a 1980's domestic punch card knitting machine to create all of my knitwear. I personally knit, link, stamp, sew and pack each individual item.
I carefully source the materials I use. My Superfine lambs wool and Merino wool is from sheep raised in the Southern hemisphere. The climate allows for a finer fleece to ensure a beautifully soft finish. Their fleeces are then spun and dyed at mills in Yorkshire and in Scotland.
Supporting British farming is something I truly believe in and I have spent many years in the back ground working with British grown wool to achieve a lovely soft handle. You can now find 100% British wool products that are a pleasure to wear online too.
After developing my ideas over 5 years, in 2018, I left my relatively secure, full time job to pursue my dream. I had saved enough money to survive until Christmas in order to give my ambition a go. I never dreamed that self employed life could become a reality. I would like to thank everyone who has supported me, I hope I can be an example that even those little purchases you make from a small business really do mean the world to someone!
Hello, my name is Jenny and I am behind the Little Brown Bird Co. I’m based in a little work shop just outside Caernarfon in this beautiful corner of North Wales.
I really enjoy working with natural fibre and the earthy tones that it provides - From the muted mustards to the undyed Herdwick sheeps wool that I use in my bobble hats. A lot of my pattern inspiration comes from the natural world and my time spent outdoors.
100% Welsh Wool
A very exciting development for 2021 is the introduction of my new 100% Welsh Wool hats. These hats a knit from Welsh Mule which is achieved by crossing a Welsh hill sheep with a Blue Faced Leicester to improve the fibre quality. The wool is sourced from sheep who live out their lives in Mid Wales and has a beautiful finish that is a joy to wear.
Currently, the gauge and availability means I can only create ribbed hats at the moment but it is looking promising that I will be able to expand what I offer in the Welsh Wool in 2022.