Steel Tongue Drums at Newmoor Barn


We have just launched a new selection of Steel Tongue Drums.

Playing a Newmoor Steel Tongue Drum can reduce stress and aid relaxation. Its wonderful melodic music can be produced by amateur and professional alike.

Newmoor Steel Tongue Drums are melodic percussion instruments that are hand-made and hand-tuned to precision by an experienced musician. Our aim is to provide people with the highest quality instrument and service that will give them pleasure for years.


All our Steel Tongue Drums have 8 notes and can be tuned to most musical scales and frequencies

All our steel tongue drums are available custom-made or ready-made and are finished with a lacquer inside and out. You can have it in any scale and in wide variety of colours.

See them in action on You tube at

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You can check them out at

Suri Alpaca Doll Hair

Bright Suri Alpaca Doll Hair From newmoor Barn

We have been busy at Newmoor barn over the past couple of months as we have been increasing our range of fibres for doll hair. One of my favourites is our new range of dyed suri alpaca Hair that we have dyed to create some wild colours.

Suri Alpaca 8 inch Wig in White Undyed 2

The Suri  gives us a super soft, long fibre which is excellent for rooting and wig making.

You can check out all our doll hair fibre, including Mohair, Alpaca, Teeswater and Wensleydale locks at

Mohair Wefts for Dolls

Our Angora goats are now supplying us with mohair for our new mohair wefts


Our wefts are 0.5 metres long and are hand made using our finest quality premium mohair form our young Angora goats. Our mohair is 100% vegetarian as our goats will never go to slaughter or end up n the food chain. Our mohair is soft and curly and suitable for a wide range of dolls. The wefts can be used for wig making for BJD or Blythe dolls or sewn on to cloth or waldorf dolls.

You can check out our new wefts at

We are currently increasing our range of colours. If you would like to be kept up to date on our products and offers you can register on our site to receive our Newmoor Barn Newsletter.


Goats Enjoying the Evening Sun

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Angora Goats enjoying the evening sun

Betty enjoying the Grass 2

Wool for Felting


I just love getting in a new delivery of different fleeces.
Its great to go through them and see their diffrerent qualities and imagine what they would be great for.

North Country Mule
As we only source wool from farmers local to us we can be sure that the animals have been treated well at their homes, so I can go through the fleece with a warm feeling.Raw Suffolk Fleece
Its an exciting time for us at Newmoor Barn as we have just increased our wool range to include raw and washed wool as well as wool tops and batts, so now our customers can process the fleece themselves.
Even Bernard was excited about checking out our new wool which included Jacobs, North Country Mule, Suffolk and Alpaca!

Bernard checking out fleece
You can check out our new selection of wool tops and raw fleece at

Bank Holiday Sale of Ethical Fibre at Newmoor Barn

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Its been a lovely sunny start to our Bank Holiday here in the South West of the UK so we decided to have a sale!

We are giving 20% off to our customers who spend £50.00 or more at our website

We have all been enjoying the sunshine, Betty one of our Angora Goats led out the herd to do some sunbathing yesterday


and we have also been able to hang out our hand spun ethical yarns to dry, its so wonderful to see the bright colours blowing in the breeze!



Ethical Fibre in the Uk

Ethical Fibre in the Uk

When starting on our fibre adventure in Devon, the most important aspect of our work was that the production of our fibre and art work did not derive from the exploitation of the animals who were supplying us with fleece.
Over the last few years I have seen many disturbing images, videos and articles exposing the sometimes horrific practises that go on behind the scenes to provide us with a competitively priced wool.
We know in the UK that the vast majority of wool from sheep is a by product of the ‘sheep for meat’ industry and that a farmer is lucky if he or she covers the cost of shearing his sheep by selling the fleece.
This already sits uncomfortably with us (being vegetarian) but at the moment the best we can do is visit the farms that we buy our fleece from so we can be sure that the animals are treated with care and respect whilst they are alive.
I do wonder if artists think when they are using their fleece about where it comes from and if they new that the animals that supplied it could have been kept on their own, away from other sheep to protect the fibre or kept inside to protect its fibre or had the skin cut from around its back end to minimise the cost and effort to the farmer in protecting the sheep from flystrike (Merino Fleece), Would the artists feel this had an effect on the beautiful fibre art they are producing, do we need to be shouting “Art without Cruelty”.
Unfortunately when artists are buying wool tops for felting or spinning we don’t often think “where has this fibre come from?” “Was the animal that supplied it killed at 6 months for its meat?” 6 months old!!!
We hope we are working towards a time when sheep are kept for their fleece and can live a long and happy life rather than a very, very, very short one.
Value your fibre and Know where it comes from.


Ethical Mohair for Reborn Dolls

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At Newmoor Barn the most important thing to us is that our mohair for reborns and doll making comes from happy and healthy goats.
Our goats have the freedom to roam the land and woodland to find the best trees and leaves to eat can access a warm dry place to sleep and have naps!
Our goats are Pedigree and have been bred to provide excellent quality mohair but we do believe that the fact that our mohair comes frpm happy goats only adds to the quality.
We now have a wide range of premium quality mohair for reborns and doll making available at visit now and check it out!!!!

Gourd Birdhouse Grown in Devon!

Gourd Birdhouse selection from newmoor barnWhilst 2013 brought us one of the wettest and coldest summers we have had for a long time, at Newmoor Barn we actually managed to grow some gourds in Devon in the South West of England!

Thankfully we planted and grew the gourds in our large polytunnel and they went wild and whilst the sun wasn’t around very much our gourds grew to a good size, it was the dryng process that was the most difficult part to manage. The atmosphere was damp throughout the late summer and winter and wasn;t helpful at all when trying to dry out our gourds and throughout the Autumn and winter we ad to constantly pay attention to the drying process.

However they have finally dried out! We have now begun painting them and turning them into Little Gourd Birdhouses for our feathered Friends. We are trying to create something for everyone and have developed different ranges.





Gourd Birdhouse - Bulging Belly sWe have some funny ones…











Gourd Birdhouse - Purple Stone Some natural ones….










Gourd Birdhouse - Countryside details Some scenic ones….










Gourd Birdhouse - Spotty and some spotty ones…










Our birdhouses come with a small pack of natural ethical fleece to get the birds started on their new home!

All available at


Ethical Fibres at our Etsy Shop

As the weather has been so cold down here I have finally found some time to launch our Etsy Shop. Here at Newmoor Barn we are into only producing fibre we believe to be ethical. We believe that when you by fibre for art projects you should know where it comes from as there are some horrible practises that go on out there to produce ‘competitively priced’ fibres. All our mohair comes from our own Angora goats and our range of sheep fleeces is sourced from local farmers where we can be sure the sheep that produce the fibre are treated with care and respect. We have a page on our webste that has some videos about wool production, if your interested take a look.

and of xourse please feel free to check out our new Etsy shop at




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