3Our Story hides in the seams and whispers from the folds. Look close: from the fields to 'ewe' Welcome to the flock!
My aim is uncomplicated from the initial production, designing stage through to creating products from beautiful sustainable sheepskin from known local origins, many from the South West UK and some being from our own farm in the heart of the Blackmore Vale, Dorset. We produce meat for a high end supermarket and the sheepskins are simply a by-product.
As a small rural business selling high quality products at affordable prices, your custom is very important to me and I'd like to make your shopping experience with Alice Wood Design as easy and enjoyable as possible.
About the sheepskin Carefully hand selected, predominantly Dorset sheepskins, fit for every top quality product. Only the best gets cut and stitched with dedication and love, bringing you top class craftsmanship direct to your door with a low carbon ‘hoof’ print - Simple but exceptional.
We farm Poll Dorset sheep near Sherborne in Dorset UK. We are now totalling over 400 pedigree breeding ewes and the Sherborne Flock itself has 53 years worth of experience. The flocks' existence is due to Rob’s grandfather, Bunny Lenthall, who imported the very first Poll Dorset sheep from Australia back in the 1950’s. He played a major role in the establishment of the 'Sherborne Flock' and helped Rob’s parents with their first pedigree Dorset sheep, from his own renowned ‘Bradstock flock’ situated on the beautiful Dorset coast line at Burton Bradstock, as a wedding present.
What is a Dorset you may well ask? The Dorset or Dorset Horn and Poll Dorset to give it, its full name is a breed of sheep growing in popularity due to its ability to lamb at any time of the year. Rob in partnership with his father has one of the largest pedigree flocks of ‘Dorsets’ in the country. Their 430 ewes make up the famous ‘Sherborne’ flock and are well known for their showing success all over the country and are all Polls (hornless)