Varmlandsfar are an ancient Scandinavian breed of long wool sheep, the wool ranges from fine for knitting to tapestry, rug and felting quality. They are hardy, intelligent and easy to keep sheep - perfect for small rural farmers. Our sheep are only fed on pure natural hay from our own wild flower filled pastures, no chemicals or drugs are administered unless absolutely necessary and their treats are apples from our old orchards or chopped carrots.
Here at Skackodegarden we are 'spinning in the grease' that is, spinning raw wool straight from the unwashed fleece in the 'old fashioned' way. This makes the fleece easier to spin as it still contains all the natural oils and once combed out it slides easily into fibre suitable for spinning.
We spin up chunky yarns on the latest Ashford Country Spinner to create new and fabulous natural yarn which can be made into anything you like.
Skackodegarden is a haven of peace and tranquillity on the shore of beautiful lake Vastra Silen in the heart of the Dalsland lake district. All of Sweden is here, hundreds of gorgeous lakes, endless forests and wonderful wildlife.
Stay in our 200 year old log cabin called the Flour House because its where the grain was originally stored, feel and the centuries roll back to a simpler time when we were all in touch with the nature that is all around us here in the forest. We also have a special little cabin for those who just love to be by themselves, it sleeps one person and is warmed by a lovely wood burning stove.
We grow our own veggies and fruit. We use as many organic products as we can, bake our own bread and make our own jam and fruit juice.
Spend the Day at Skacködegården - 490 sek Meet the sheep, learn about fleeces and how prepare them for spinning Includes lunch - maximum 6 people
2 day Residential Course - 1,500 sek A more in depth look at the process of spinning in the grease, preparation and practical spinning Includes lunch, dinner and one nights B & B - one extra night and dinner 500 sek
We like our residential course to be friendly and comfortable - so we take a maximum of 5 people
Wool For Sale We always have raw wool for sale, either whole fleeces or per kilo - please contact us for details We specialise in super chunky yarns and art yarn and we often have washed spun yarn for sale in small amounts
Animals for Sale
We have breeding ewes for sale and castrated rams as companions for breeding rams.
None of our animals are sold for meat - they are our friends