These curly locks are from an adult Border Leicester. Locks are clean and free of most vm, are a medium coarse fiber and range from 3-4 inches long. Some locks are wavy and some tightly curled...I'll give you some of each. Color is overall off white with the butt ends being bright white and the tips fading to cream due to exposure to the sun.Border Leicester takes dye beautifully if you are so inclined.
Soft, clean and wavy...such pretty locks. Locks measure about 2-4 inches in length with color ranging from white to silver to light gray. they have a lovely sheen.Beards, old lady hair, animal sculptures...these are versatile locks!Enjoy!
Our favorite wee and tiny baby BFL locks are back! It is always a good day when there are plentiful wee and tinies all about. Locks are white and clean and uber curly, 2.5 inches long and are yes, wee and tiny! Time to start making little sheep and wee gnomes!!!Enjoy!
This is a lovely, bright white Icelandic fleece. Locks are clean and free of most all vm, 5 to !0 inches long and are double coated. Double coated means that there are two part to each lock, a soft fluffy undercoat with coarser, longer guard hair. In this fleece the guard hairs are bright white as is the undercoat. Take care when separating the locks so as not to pull the two fiber types apart. There is some cotting but locks do separate.Traditional Icelandic yarn takes advantage of the soft warm undercoat for warmth and the longer guard hairs for strength and water proofing.Enjoy!
These are primitive and long, 8-10 inch long, double coated locks from a rare breed sheep, the Kartner Eye Glass. Historically used for rug yarn, these locks would make the most fantastical, large needle felted yeti, wookie or faux taxidermy sheep head! Perhaps I'll make a sheep footstool! I can custom dye them to suit your needs. Very white outer coat, softer white undercoat with short, red kemp fibers, clean and free of most vm...these are a treasure!Enjoy!
This is a beautiful fleece from W2 Sheep Company.White Wensleydale with 8 +/- inch locks and little to no vm. Locks are clean and very white with ivory/butter tipped ends, good lock integrity and a gentle wave.The perfect St Nick beard on a needle felted sculpture or needle point project AND just the right lock for tail spinning an art yarn.Enjoy!