The Grey Sheep Co.

Sticka- The Tithe Collection - VKL SPECIAL DISCOUNT PRICE


After what seems an eternity  Sticka, The Tithe Collection has finally come to fruition, what started out as a small home produced magazine has finally grown up.

It was our friend and top designer Marie Wallin who first said 'you need your own collection' as we chatted on the stand at Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2018. Followed by a long snowy journey home where Neil, and Mel my long time friend, insisted that it was a great idea and that I should design the patterns. 

So here we are, 10 patterns inspired by the farm that we love and nurture every day. Each garment name taken from the Tithe maps of the 1840s. Tithe, the old English for  a tenth, was what was due to the land owner, every tenth fleece, lamb, calf or bushel was taken as payment for the land use. In the Act of 1836 these difficult to monitor, and unpopular tithes where changed into a monetary amount.

The maps detail the field names, acreage and use, as well as the amount of money due. Each field name relaying some of the story of our historic farm and placing us in the position of custodians of our small piece of England in the 2000 years it has been farmed.

The book not only details some of the history of the farm but also our commitment to tread lightly on this land, farming sustainably and producing only the most beautiful quality yarns.

The designs are:

Brickfield Cardigan

Brickfield Cowl

Brickfield Sweater

Caustens Hat

Hangers Hyle Shawl

Minchins Croft Sweater

Minchins Croft Tank

No Mans Land Sweater

Cherry Plum Cardigan

Chequers Sweater

Each purchase of the book comes with a free download.