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Derbyshire born, Derbyshire bred, all handmade by me, in a Derbyshire shed! - Rob Thornton


Swaledale Ewe

One of the most recognisable sheep breeds in the country and a symbol of their native Yorkshire Dales, they have shaped the hills and fells of Northern England.


In rural south Derbyshire is the family smallholding, with one field called ‘cow close’ and the other ‘millway’. Although there was never a mill called Cow Close Mill, the ‘millway’ name probably refers to a long lost windmill near the farm, and so it just seemed to fit for my ambitions of a studio and workshop!

Cow Close Mill Ewe

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