The lovely Oakley is a very special little North Ronaldsay wool bear, he is hand knitted from the finest, very soft Auskerry North Ronaldsay wooland I have made him using the natural undyed colour of the sheep fleece – he is a lovely light fawn/grey with white flecks.
Wearing his snuggly woolly scarf this bear is seriously cute!
Oakley would like you to know a little about Auskerry wool seeing as he is hand knitted from the wool of just one of two flocks of North Ronaldsay sheep left on the remote Island of Auskerry.
The isolated Orkney Island of Auskerry is home to some very special North Ronaldsay sheep who thrive on the Island eating their favourite food – seaweed! They wander along the pebble beaches to eat the weed washed up twice-a-day by the tide and in summer they also feast on the wild flowers and grasses that grow inland.
These North Ronaldsay sheep are one of only two flocks left in Orkney and they live a completely natural life in a beautiful place – resulting in the purest wool, free from chemicals, free from stress and completely sustainable.
Their unique fleeces are marked with a range of colours from caramel to black and creamy silver to dark grey. The yarn they produce is also amazingly soft and fine.
These special North Ronaldsay sheep are bred by Teresa and her family who are proud to hand-shear their sheep the traditional way, out in the fields, so they are not stressed by the noise of engines and the modern mechanical sheep-clippers used in sheds. They love the chance to spend time with each animal, enjoying the colour variations of each individual fleece, and taking time to check the health of their flock too.
Oakley is very keen for you to know that he has glass eyes which can be dangerous for babies and children – I am happy to used child safe eyes so please select this option when ordering if Oakley is intended for a child.
Oakley is hand made to order