The sheep at Spitalfields City Farm finally got rid of their winter coats on Sunday. This badger face sheep’s fleece is destined to be part of a rug or carpet.
The farm had a Sheep & Wool Fair to celebrate the sheep shearing, with stalls selling tea, craft, and plants. We drooled over yarn from Yarn to Knit and Travelknitter and enjoyed the demonstrations of felting, weaving, spinning and tapestry.
At teatime there was a fashion show by local design students and the models wore wigs made of fleece. There were also some happy people wandering about dressed as sheep.
Spitalfields City Farm is a couple of minutes walk from Brick Lane and full of lovely animals including sheep, goats, rabbits and a guinea pig village. If you fancy spending the summer down on the farm, check out our handy guide to London’s city farms.
Spitalfields City Farm – free admission www.spitalfieldscityfarm.org