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 – White – Natural

White Top 37% Shetland 63% Mohair

White Top 37% Shetland 63% Mohair

Description: Combed semi-worsted fibers. This is the best fiber as it is all the same length and extremely clean, no VM.
63% mohair,
37% wool (60% Finn, 30% Shetland)
Color: White
Fiber Content: Mohair: DWF’s Roberto
Wool: Shetland, Phoenix Farm’s (WI) Rambunctious, Finn, Seven Springs, NJ
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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Fleeces – Shetland

Constance Shetland Ewe S15 Fleece

Constance Shetland Ewe 2015 Fleece

Pershia S15 Shetland Ewe Fleece

Pershia 2015 Shetland Ewe Fleece

 

Veil S15 Shetland Ewe Fleece

Veil 2015 Shetland Ewe Fleece

 

Description: These are gorgeous hand spinner fleeces due to their softness and color variation. Spin direct from the fleece as carding would destroy the color changes within the fleece.  These are washed fleeces, that still contain a bit of lanolin and are ready to spin direct from the fleece.
Color: see details below.
Sheep: Constance – shades of medium brown and cream as well as white.  Beautiful crimp and lock structure.
1.94 pounds washed, small amount VM.


Pershia – shades of grey from nearly black to pale grey. Beautiful crimp and lock structure.
3.25 pounds washed, small amount of VM.


Veil – light to medium grey, very soft and crimpy.  Not much lock structure remains as the fleece was picked to remove most of the VM.
1.5 pounds washed, small amount VM.

Breed: Shetland
Weight (pounds):
Price: $1/ounce or $15/pound for full fleece plus shipping.  $12/pound raw fleece is equivalent to $17/pound washed due to average 30% washing loss.
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Corespun Yarn – Natural White

Yarn Corespun White 100 Yards 2 Pounds 75% Adult Mohair 25% Shetland Wool

Core Spun White Yarn

Description: Natural white 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′). 75% adult Mohair, 25% Shetland wool
Color: White
Fiber: 75% Mohair: DWF’s Jessie, James, Ingrid, Ginger, Rose
25% Wool: Shetland, Phoenix Farm’s (WI) Snow White, Prairie Oyster
Type: Corespun Yarn (Gurdy Run, PA)
Quantity: 7 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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Roving – Jupiter – Hand Kettle Dyed

Roving Jupiter

Roving Jupiter

Description: Jupiter was hand kettle dyed before carding. 59% mohair – 45% Blue Faced Leicester & Shetland wool.
Color: Jupiter – white with swirls of red, yellow and blue
Fiber Content: Mohair: DWF’s Jessie and James
Wool: Shetland, Phoenix Farm’s (WI) Cry Baby and Cry Baby’s Sister; Blue Faced Leicester: DWF’s Esmerelda
Type (Processor): Roving (Spinderella’s, UT)
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 – Sport White 2Ply 3 Oz – Millspun

White 2Ply Sport 3 Oz

 

Description: 50% adult mohair – 50% shetland wool, natural colored adult mohair and wool.
Color: White
Fiber: Mohair: DWF’s Jessie, James, Roberto
Wool: Shetland, Phoenix Farm’s (WI) Cry Baby, Prairie Oyster, Fawn
Type: Millspun Yarn (Cloudberry, NJ)
Yards/Skein (approx.): 200
Size (Plies): Sport (2)
Wraps Per Inch (WPI): 14
Needle Size: 3-5 Knitting
Yards for Medium Sweater (36-38″): 800-1000
Sett/ Ends per Inch (epi): 7-8 tabby, 10-12 twill
Skein Weight (approx.) 3 Ounces
Quantity Available: 32 skeins
Price: $14/skein plus shipping.  Flat Shipping  provides discount above 4 skeins.
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Yarn – White 3 Oz 3Ply Worsted – Millspun

Yarn White 3Ply Worsted Cloudberry

White 3Ply Worsted 3 Oz

 

 

 

Description: 50% adult mohair – 50% shetland wool, natural colored mohair and wool.
Color: White
Fiber: Mohair: DWF’s Jessie, James, Buddy

Wool: Phoenix Farm’s (WI) Prairie Oyster, Cry Baby’s Sister

Type: Millspun Yarn (Cloudberry, NJ)
Yards/Skein (approx.): 175
Size (Plies): Worsted (3)
Wraps Per Inch (WPI): 10
Needle Size: 7-9 Knitting
Yards for Medium Sweater (36-38″): 800-1000
Sett/ Ends per Inch (epi): 5-6 tabby, 7-10 twill
Skein Weight (approx.) 3 Ounces
Quantity Available: 5 skeins
Price: $15/skein plus shipping
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Roving – Trinity – Mohair- Wool – Llama – Natural Colored

Trinity Roving

Description: Natural colored parallel stripes:
21% mohair,
46% wool (60% Finn, 30% Shetland),
33% llama
Color: White, Chestnut Brown, Dark Brown
Fiber Content: Mohair: DWF’s Roberto
Wool: Shetland, Phoenix Farm’s (WI) Rambunctious, Finn, Seven Springs, NJ
Type (Processor): Roving (Gurdy Run, PA)
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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Roving – Trinity

Description: Natural colored parallel stripes: 21% mohair, 46% wool =60% Finn, 30% Shetland, 33% llama
Color: White, Chestnut Brown, Dark Brown
Fiber Content: Mohair: DWF’s Roberto
Wool: Shetland, Phoenix Farm’s (WI) Rambunctious; Finn, Seven Springs (NJ)
Type (Processor): Roving (Gurdy Run, PA)
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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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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