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About Us

The Lost Sheep Company was born out of a desire to work with and design with Welsh wool. As a knitwear designer, that had just moved to Wales, I was looking for yarns from Welsh breeds to work with. When I couldn’t find any, I decided to spin them myself!

It has been an incredible journey which led to the opening of my shop in Colwyn Bay which has developed into a local heritage craft centre too. In the shop you will find lots of yarn and fluff for sale (I have 550 fleece in the cellar at the moment!). New products are being designed and made all the time. If you pop in you can even choose your own fleece and have it spun up and knitted to order. We also have a lovely range of hand turned craft tools, that are made locally, that compliment our many craft classes.

As far as possible we use heritage tools and traditional production methods to produce our products.  We also collect heritage items and local history stories , and try to restore traditional crafting  equipment, and use it!  I am available for demonstrations and re enactment craft events, I love promoting traditional crafting techniques. Our yarn is still completely hand processed and handspun and we love experimenting with natural dyes.

I work very closely with the local farming community trying to help put more value on british wool. As much as possible all our fleece is locally sourced,

The Lost Sheep Company is a lovely mix of creativity, unique retail experience and rural enterprise.  Actively working to find lost sheep and lost crafts…


Chrissy Smith

If you need inspiration Chrissy has a special interest in heritage crafts and design and would love to give you some ideas or teach you a new skill.

Commissions and orders are welcome. Since everything is hand processed and handmade – please check availability and estimated completion date when you order.

Visit us in the workshop and join a spinning, weaving, knitting or other class or contact Chrissy for information of demos and exhibitions.

Check out our kits, patterns and beautiful hand turned wooden craft tools handmade in North Wales.

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