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Stansborough Yarns

Stansborough Yarns

23 years ago, when Cheryl and Barry Eldridge looked to diversify the farming activities on Stansborough, (their New Zealandsheep station), they had no idea the results would eventually be seen on cinema screens around the world.  


The unique fibre created by their flock of rare grey sheep has been used to costume many of the main characters appearing in movies such as 'The Lord of the Rings’, 'The Hobbit', 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' 'Prince Caspian', and 'Avatar'.


Their flock of blue grey sheep, a registered wool breed called 'Stansborough Greys' are the only ones of their kind in the world and have wool that is unusually silky, soft and lustrous. 


The Eldridge’s personally attend the shearing, hand sorting and grading of the fleece of each animal.  After the fleece has been professionally worsted spun, the yarn is then woven at their own historic Weaving Mill inWellington.  100% grown, inspired, designed and created in New Zealand, the end product is totally natural and eco friendly;  from the sustainable way the animals are farmed,  right through to the hand finished textiles.  The fibres used are in totally natural or biodegradable overdyed colours only.




Brushed wool baby blanket  Babies and Children
Brushed wool baby blanket  Babies and Children

Brushed wool baby blanket

Beautiful woven baby blanket with satin trim.Colour mix: Cream, Grey, black and red...

$225.00
Cot blanket / Baby wrap Children
Cot blanket / Baby wrap Children

Cot blanket / Baby wrap

Stansborough Grey Wool with Alpaca.Available in Pink, Blue or Grey.Dimensions: 1 metre x 1.2 metres with satin edges top and bottom...

$225.00
Knitted Baby Blanket Children
Knitted Baby Blanket Children

Knitted Baby Blanket

Beautiful Stansborough wool baby blanket.  So gorgeous!!!!Colours available: Pink, Blue, GreyDimensions: 1000mm x 1000mm..

$135.00
Brushed wool scarf - Red Homewares and Lifestyle
Brushed wool scarf - Red Homewares and Lifestyle

Brushed wool scarf - Red

Stansborough grey wool brushed scarf.   Red vertical stripe.   Dimensions: 300mm x 2000mm     ..

$99.00
Brushed wool scarf - Black
Brushed wool scarf - Black

Brushed wool scarf - Black

Stansborough grey wool brushed scarf.   Black vertical stripe.   Dimensions: 300mm x 2000mm     ..

$99.00
Brushed Wool Baby Wrap / Cot Blanket Children
Brushed Wool Baby Wrap / Cot Blanket Children

Brushed Wool Baby Wrap / Cot Blanket

Woven Stansborough brushed wool baby blanket / wrap.     Grey base with muliti coloured stripes.   Dimensions:  1400mm  x 1800 mm. ..

$290.00
Baby beanie Children
Baby beanie Children

Baby beanie

Individually handcrafted baby beanie. Size:  0 - 3 Months. Colours: Blue, Pink or Grey. Content: Alpaca and Stansborough Grey Wool.   ..

$70.00

Baby beanie

$70.00

Sweeney Todd Throw
Sweeney Todd Throw

Sweeney Todd Throw

Woven black throw (black with ecru accent stripe) made from Stansborough Grey Wool.   Great for indoor or outdoor use.   Dimensions:  1200mm  x 2100 mm. &nbs..

$310.00