Isle of Auskerry
Handmade wool rugs, blankets and yarn in natural colours from Orkney's native seaweed-eating sheep. Eco friendly and sustainable our products are unique to Orkney.
‘Isle of Auskerry’ produces a wide range of handmade, sustainable natural products from our own flock of seaweed-eating sheep. Our sheepskin rugs come in every combination of cream, grey and brown colours as well as being symmetrically patterned, making each rug entirely unique. Our hand-clipped natural yarns and knitting kits, as well as our hand-dyed yarns are loved by knitters of all abilities for their softness and beauty, whilst our elegant blankets spun and woven in Scottish mills are the quintessential wedding present that will give pleasure for many years. We also make sheepskin insoles, horn buttons and rugs for Doll 's Houses.
By making our living from these native Orkney sheep we are able to conserve the many characteristic genes of this rare seaweed-eating breed. By choosing to farm them on our small isolated island where we live alone with our family, we are keeping some of the old traditions of island life alive too.