Fleece Locks

Fleeces with lock structure are available for use as doll’s hair, Santa’s Beards or art yarn/ tail spinning. Lock length is ~4 inches.

Hand washed adult/young adult mohair: $4/ounce  for doll’s hair/Santa Beards

Machine washed adult/young adult mohair (some loss of lock structure): $2/ounce  for spinning, natural white and grey as well as dyed colors

Hand washed (Blue Faced Leicester, Wensleydale, Cotswold) wool: $2/ounce for spinning or doll’s hair/Santa’s Beards – natural colors only: white, greys, browns

It is very difficult to keep locks intact through the washing process particularly if the raw fleece contains any VM.  My standard washing process includes prewashing to remove the dirt and some of the grease (lanolin in wool), followed by hand picking to remove most of the VM, followed by a final wash to remove all (or nearly all) of the remaining grease.  Washing is done in a washing machine for soaking and spinning (ie- no agitation).  This gives an extremely clean fleece that can be spun directly from the fleece.  The less VM in the original fleece, the less damage there is to the lock structure.  Most fleeces are not clean enough to produce clean intact locks.  Only fleeces with low VM and good lock structure are hand washed to retain as much lock structure as possible.  That’s why locks are so expensive and why they are not always available.   I will sell raw locks if you want to wash them yourself at a substantial discount.

Contact me based on your project needs (amount, type, your location) for availability and a quote.

Available:

11 oz. white mohair hand washed, very good lock structure, minimal VM

1.6 pounds Blue Faced Leicester machine washed, excellent lock structure, minimal VM

Mohair Fleeces

Mohair Fleeces

Bella BFL Fleece

Bella BFL Fleece

Top – Grey – Natural

Grey Top

Description: Combed semi-worsted fibers. This is the best fiber as it is all the same length and extremely clean, no VM.
78% Adult buck mohair,
22% Shetland wool
Color: Grey
Fiber Content: Mohair: DWF’s Leo, Rembaldi, Badger
Wool: Shetland, Phoenix Farm’s (WI) Rambunctious
Type (Processor): Semi-worsted Top (Zeilinger’s, MI)
Quantity (Pounds): 20
Price: $3.50/ounce, $21/8 ounces, $37/pound plus shipping
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Roving – Light Grey Shetland

Roving Light Grey 100% Shetland

Roving Light Grey 100% Shetland

Description: Light Grey Shetland is a natural colored, 100% Shetland wool roving.
Color: Light Grey
Fiber Content: Wool: Shetland, Autumn Breeze Acres’s (PA) Persia
Type (Processor): Roving (Zeilingers, MI)
Quantity (Pounds): 5
Price: $2/ounce, $13/8 ounces (63% savings), $23/pound (67% savings) plus shipping.  Savings is fiber cost + shipping versus 1 oz. fiber.
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Yarn – By Weight – Farm Grey – Bulky 3Ply – Millspun

Yarn Dark Grey Worsted 65 Mohair 35 Shetland 3ply

 

 

 

 

Description: 65% mohair 35% shetland wool
This is a bulky yarn in natural dark grey. It is on cones and thus sold by weight requested.  Perfect for weavers. Can be wound into skeins on request, no charge.  It is also available on cones.
Color: Farm Grey – Dark Grey
Fiber: Mohair: DWF’s Leo, Rembaldi, Megan, Black Magic, Starlight
Wool: Shetland, Phoenix Farm (WI)
Type: Millspun Yarn (Zeitlinger’s, MI)
Yards/Pound (YPP):
approx. 352
Size (Plies): Bulky (3)
Wraps Per Inch (WPI): 8
Needle Size: 7-9 Knitting
Yards for Medium Sweater (36-38″): 800-1000
Sett/ Ends per Inch (epi):
4 tabby, 6-8 twill
Pounds Available: ~30, 43 cones
Price: $5/ounce, $28/ 8 oz (savings of 48%), $49/pound (savings of 54%) plus shipping.  Savings is for fiber + shipping versus 1 oz. fiber purchase.
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Roving – Starry Nights

Description: Created for tapestry weaving or rug hooking evening skies.
41% mohair,
59% Shetland wool
Color: Dark blue, purple, black with yellow highlights
Fiber Content: Mohair: DWF James & Ingrid
Wool: Phoenix Farm (WI) & DWF’s TyDye
Type (Processor): Roving (Gurdy Run, PA)
Quantity (Pounds): 9
Price: $2/ounce, $13/8 ounces (63% savings), $23/pound (67% savings) plus shipping. Savings is fiber cost + shipping versus 1 oz. fiber.
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Corespun Yarn – Natural Stripes

Description: Naturally colored core spun yarn for rugs.  Each bump weighs about 2 pounds, is ~100 yards in length and makes ~12 sq feet of rug (2’x6′ or 3’x4′).  50% adult Mohair, 50% Shetland wool.  Designed to create 6-8 stripes per bump when woven. Each bump makes ~12 sq feet of rug (2’x6′ or 3’x4′).
Color: White, Light Brown, Light Grey
Fiber: 50% Mohair: DWF’s Jessie, James, Rembaldi, Black Magic, Megan, Ingrid (dyed with walnuts)
50% Wool: Shetland, Autumn Breeze Acres (PA) Mudpie, Margarita, Mercury, Chocolate
Type: Corespun Yarn (Gurdy Run, PA)
Quantity: 8 bumps
Price: $45/bump + shipping. For more than 2 bumps, please call or email for a quote.  $10 shipping Priority Mail 2-3 day delivery/ bump; $16 standard USPS delivery for 2 bumps.
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