Fleeces – Romney

Romney 2014 Yearling Ram Fleece

Romney 2014 Yearling Ram Fleece

 

Description: This is a yearling ram fleece with nice lock structure and 4inches in length. This is a washed fleece, with very little VM.  It is not super soft but has a nice medium crimp and is springy.
Color: Medium Brown
Sheep:
Breed: Romney
Weight (pounds):  3.9
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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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

Roving – Dark Brown Shetland Llama – Natural

Roving Dark Brown 72% Shetland 28% Llama

Dark Brown 72% Shetland 28% Llama

 

Description: Natural colored 72% Shetland Wool 28% Llama
Color: Dark Browns
Fiber Content: 72% Wool: Shetland, Autumn Breeze Acres (PA)
28% Llama: Phoenix Farm’s (WI) Eclipse
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 – Cream Brown Shetland

100% Cream/ Brown Shetland

100% Cream/ Brown Shetland

 

Description: Natural colored 100% Shetland Wool
Color: Creams and Browns
Fiber Content: Wool: Shetland,  Dan and Marty Campanelli’s (NJ) Jezebel
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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Top – Tan – Natural

Top White 31% wool 69% mohair

Tan Top 31% wool 69% mohair

Description: Combed semi-worsted fibers. This is the best fiber as it is all the same length and extremely clean, no VM.
69% mohair (55% kid, 30% yearling, 16% adult doe),
31% wool (33% Shetland, 67% Cheviot)
Color: Light Tan or Cream
Fiber Content: Mohair: DWF’s Red, Rose, Sienna
Wool: Shetland, Phoenix Farm’s (WI); Cheviot, Shepherd’s Croft (PA)
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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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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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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Top – White – Natural – Template

Trinity Roving

Description: Combed semi-worsted fibers.  This is the best fiber as it is all the same length and extremely clean, no VM.
21% mohair,
46% 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 – Coopworth

Coopworth Ewe Fleece 2007

Coopworth Ewe Fleece 2007

Description: This is a beautiful fleece in shades of medium brown/grey  with good lock structure. It has been washed and has almost no VM.  The Coopworth has a medium fleece, so does not have a super soft feel.  Would be great for weaving or for knitted outer garments.  The Coopworth is a relatively new breed (~1950-1960) created in New Zealand by crossing Border Leicesters and Romneys.
Color: Grey/Brown
Sheep/ Goat:  2007 Ewe
Breed: Coopworth
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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Fleeces – Wensleydale x Romney

Wensleydale Romney Fleece

Wensleydale Romney Fleece

Description: This is a beautiful fleece in shades of medium to dark grey with good lock structure.  It has been washed and has almost no VM, with a nice sheen and curl typical of the Wensleydale breed.  The Locks are about 5 inches long. 
Color: Grey
Sheep/ Goat:
Breed: Wensleydale x Romeny
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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