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

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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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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Fleeces – BFL

Bella BFL Fleece

Bella BFL Fleece

Description: This fleece won Best in Show at the Garden State Sheep Breeder’s Festival Fleece Show.  It has been washed and has almost no VM, with the gorgeous sheen and curl typical of the BFL breed.  Lock structure is intact and approximately 4 inches in length.  Would be beautiful for core spinning, doll hair or Santa beards.
Color: White
Sheep/ Goat: Bella
Breed:  Blue Faced Leicester
Weight (pounds): prime fleece =1.6 pounds (no VM, hand washed)

seconds fleece =0.9 pounds (small amount VM, lesser lock structure)

Price: $1/ounce 2nds, $2/ ounce prime 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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