Shepherdess Mary Bell of Crookabeck Farm in Patterdale, Cumbria, England has been raising goats and sheep for many years. The 40 acre farm, named for the property's shape resembling a Shepherd's crook, has been in existence since the 1700s and remains today a thriving escape full of livestock, other wild animals, mesmerizing plant life and a natural rock garden.
The name "Herdwick" is derived from the Old Norse herdvyck, meaning sheep pasture, and it's thought the breed has been native to Cumbria since the Viking invasions. Boucle or loop wool is yarn made from at least two strands of wool, where the tension is much stronger on one strand as the wool is spun. The second strand results in a series of tiny loops.
The yarn is sold in 100g Aran weight balls.