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Connecting people with provenance, rural skills and with why my products are truly handcrafted and evocative of our beautiful working countryside is something I am passionate about - so I'm always keen to work with the media and share the Loopy Ewes story.

Sitting down and watching myself on BBC2's Back to the Land with Kate Humble was such an incredible feeling. I was beyond amazed and proud to be amongst a group of fantastic rural businesses described as passionate, head strong, pioneering, trail blazers. I had a wonderful, supportive response - we watched the website stats explode to over 600 visitors whilst my feature was airing. I gained...

As part of Wool Week, Pebble Magazine included Loopy Ewes in a fantastic article on British ethical knitwear designers.

"Loopy Ewes is the real deal. A shepherdess, designer and maker she has her own flock of rare breed sheep in the Cotswolds, sends the fleeces to Cornwall to be turned into wool and cr...

John Smith from BBC Radio Gloucestershire visited my studio to learn about Loopy Ewes and The Rural Business Awards. We talked about wool, rare breeds and being a designer/maker - even my fantastic rams got a spot. It was aired on the Sunday morning show, which celebrates Gloucestershire's countryside, rural living and heritage.

"Six rural businesses across the Three Counties including a shepherdess in Gloucestershire, a plant grower in Herefordshire and an equestrian underwear expert in Worcestershire, have been named as finalists in prestigious national awards." Gloucestershire has three finalists in this year's Rural Business Awards. Loopy Ewes, of Fossebridge, produces woollen home accessories, is up for a Best Rura...

I am absolutely delighted to announce that my fledging enterprise has been chosen as a 2017 Finalist in the ‘Best Rural Clothing and Accessories Category’ for The Rural Business Awards. It’s fantastic to be recognised alongside some of the best businesses supporting and operating within our great British countryside.The Rural Business Awards, run in partnership with the CLA and Amazon, were crea...

Despite having no farm of her own – indeed no farming background – RBST member Katie Allen has not only found a way to bring rare breed sheep into her life, she has developed a whole new skill set to enable her to create Loopy Ewes, a business based on their fleece. From school, Katie began work in the creative world, becoming a graphic designer and setting up her own business.  As a hobby, howe...

Really proud that my entry into the Bradford Textiles Society's 2017 Design Competition was awarded a commendation. I placed this design in the Knit section, into the category for designs that 'enhance the versatility of British wool'. Very rewarding to receive recognition for my work and the beautiful wool produced by my fantastic flock of rare breed sheep. 


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