This is a lovely Icelandic fleece from Queso Cabeza Farm. Locks are clean and free of most all vm, 6-8 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 white to creamy/buttery white and the undercoat bright white. Take care when separating the locks so as not to pull the two fiber types apart.Traditional Icelandic yarn takes advantage of the soft warm undercoat for warmth and the longer guard hairs for strength and water proofing.Enjoy!
The sheep that produced this marvelous fleece is named Skunk. I should have known that meant there was something different about this "white" fleece! To my delight, it washed up with white flowing tips and silver hairs throughout the butt end of the lock...truly stunning!Locks are clean, soft and free of most all vm. 3-5 inches in staple length with good lock integrity. A few locks are short and curly.These are perfect for old lady hair or a wise old gnome's beard...what about for a witch or old hag, or furring for an arctic hare? Tail spun, these would make a stunning yarn for Saori weaving.Enjoy!
Thank you for a lovely fleece from W2 Sheep Company!These locks are from an adult ewe and measure 9 inches...some longer and some shorter. Lock integrity is strong and color is white throughout and some tips with hint of butter with little to no vm. These are the ultimate St Nick beard and also perfect for tail spinning.
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!