Ellie keeps a small, varied flock of sheep, purely for their wool and friendship, at her smallholding high in Upper Weardale in the North Pennines Area of outstanding Natural Beauty.
Ellie is a British wool specialist feltmaker, using almost exclusively wools from her rescue flock. Ellie also produces carefully crafted, unique, hand-stitched felt and tweed hats.
Ellie's smallholding is a former lead miner's smallholding. It is off-grid and powered entirely by renewable and sustainable forms of energy - wind, sun and wood.
All animals on the smallholding are loved, and live out their natural lives in the haymeadow and pasture.