Today we meet Shelia, from Oakhill Wensleydales.
Hello, please could you tell us about your business?
I have been breeding pedigree white Wensleydale sheep for 25 years under the flock name of Oakhill Wensleydales. My original aim was to help conserve and promote a rare breed and to this end I have sold quality breeding stock to all parts of the UK and Northern Ireland. I have also shown the sheep and fleeces winning championships at many National shows, making full use of their wonderful fleeces has been a natural progression to promoting the breed.
What can we look forward to seeing at your stand at ESGWSD 2015?
At the Lewes exhibition I shall be offering for sale, fleece, locks, tops and yarn all of which are from my own flock and some of which has been dyed from plants grown here on the farm.
What are you looking forward to most about the event and/or visiting Lewes?
Having traded at the exhibition for a number of years I am looking forward to meeting many loyal customers and hopefully some new ones!
See you soon, Shelia!