Photo of the Week: Dorset sheep wool perfect for winter jumpers

Anton Belmonte, director of The Raw Wool Company, preparing wool

© The Raw Wool Company

Thanks to sheep farmer Steve Pembarthy for sending in this picture of his sheep wool being transformed into warm, woolly creations.

Pictured is The Raw Wool Company director Anton Belmonte working with local sheep wool for his range of rustic jumpers, hats, socks and more.

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The project started in 2010 with the aim of rearing and raising a flock of Wensleydales for their fine, lustre longwool.

Wanting to expand the range of colours on offer, Mr Belmonte is now working with Mr Pembathy locally, who farms a flock of pedigree sheep overlooking the South Cornish sea at Trevithick Farm, Porthleven.

His pure Dorsets and pure Lleyns are perfect for producing white fibres, with the right textures for both against-the-skin garments as well as hats and jumpers.