BFL/Wensleydale Lamb Locks with vm, 2 oz
These are such sweet locks, a dark natural black, short stapled fiber. But....they have lots of vm (vegetable matter). I do not have the time to pick through this fleece so have heavily discounted it.
There are large pieces of hay to pick out and some locks need their butt ends combed out.
Use for needle felting.Great for nests and kid projects!
Navajo Churro, Silver and Cream or Taupe and Cream, 2oz
Here are two Navajo Churro adult fleeces to choose from. Both are just delightful and gorgeous in my opinion.
Silver and cream locks are 12 inches long with silver to dark gray, fluffy but ends transitioning to creamy white and flowing tips. This is not a double coated fleece. Locks are clean and mostly free of vm. I apologize if I left a hard sticker by accident...ouch!
Taupe and cream locks are a bit shorter at 6-10 inches long with a taupe, light brown butt end and creamy white, flowing tips. These are also clean and free of most vm. Bundles are 2 ounces.
Please inquire for larger amounts as sections do these fleeces are mildly cotted and would make great faux pelts!
Navajo Churro, Auburn Locks
I am in love with this lamb fleece!
9-10 inch locks are clean and pencil thin at the ends with a light and fluffy butt end. Fiber is not next to skin soft but is soft to my touch. Color varies only slightly across the fleece from dark auburn to a lighter red/brown shade. There is little vm. The pictures speak for themselves.
Wall art, needle felting, you could even lock spin these! Carded and spun, the Navajo Churro Fiber is a traditional rug yarn.
Bundles are random picks from the fleece unless otherwise requested.
Silver Gotland/Shetland X Long Locks, 2 oz
These locks are beautifully long and silky with a gentle wave and a perfect lamb tip. The lock gradient is silver/white to steel gray to caramel tips... truly delightful!
Lovely lock spun or use in your needle felting projects; what gorgeous hair!
Locks are clean, 5 inches in staple length with a good lock structure.
Natural Black Wensleydale Ringlets
Natural black Wensleydale locks with luster that makes them look like they are dripping with lanolin!
Locks are black with some gray/silver fibers and mocha tips. Lock structure is a super tight curl, almost ringlets with 3-5 inch staple length. I have washed the locks and they are free of most vm. Bundles are 2 oz.
Great for needle felting, doll hair and even locks spinning. These are gorgeous!
Cormo/BFL Mocha Latte Locks, 2oz
Mocha, mocha, mocha latte. I’ll take two!
Five or six years ago Stacy Adams and I fell in love with a fleece just like this one but with shorter locks. The mocha brown just thrilled us, as did the creamy, sun kissed tips, fed our newly found needle felting addiction . I haven’t found such a brown since...until now.
I found this fleece at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. It is clean and free of most vm, has good lock structure has a 4-5 inch staple length. The color is quite unusual in it’s brownness. The cinnamon buns pictured are made from the fiber run one time through the carder...gorgeousness!
The perfect needle felted hedgehog fiber, great gnome beards plus a lovely fiber to spin. There is some lanolin still in the fiber and it has a pleasant handle.
Jacob Lamb Locks, 2oz
This is a typical, beautifully varied colored Jacob lamb fleece.
Beautiful dark, browns to cream to white, locks are petite, widely crimped without a defined curl at the tip. They measure 2.5-3 inches, are washed and clean and have very little vm. Since this is a lamb fleece it is very soft.
Use for needle felting, 2-D wool painting, or card to spin into a lovely yarn.
Blacky the Shetland Sheep Fiber, 2oz
Blacky the Shetland sheep lives on Tuckernuck Farm and was raised by the amazing Veronica Worthington.
This is a hard fleece to photo well, hard to convey how gorgeous it is. This fleece was coated and there is no vm. Locks have a loose structure so care must be taken when separating individual locks for needle felting. Locks are such a lovely silver/gray and 3-5 inches long and they glisten. There is little crimp or curl but there is an occasional long thin tipped end. Locks are clean and uber soft with some lanolin left on the fiber.
I am going to card some of this fiber into spinning batts...it is going to make an uber soft and bouncy yarn (see yarn pictured above. Locks in the yarn are Gotland/bfl). I am also going to use these locks for gnomes beards and old lady hair. This fiber is also great for “furring “ needle felted animals.
Karakul Lamb Locks, Jet Black, oz
Pine Lane Farms does it again. Here is a lovely jet black to natural black Karakul lamb fleece.
Locks are 3-5 inches long, clean and free of most vm and of course they have that lovely purled lamb tip! Lock structure is weak so take care when separating locks that you don’t disturb the purled tip. Locks are free from each other aka not cotted or stuck together so easily separate.
These are perfect for doll hair, and needle felted critters. Fiber structure is very much like human hair and is of medium softness...a unique fiber to be sure!
"Old Crone" Icelandic Locks, 2oz
This Icelandic fleece has straight white locks with black tips which reminds me of old crone/witch hair.
Locks are clean, free of vm, of medium handle and is a double coated lock. There is the soft, white undercoat and the coarser black tipped guard hairs. Take care in separating locks from one another if you want the lock to remain intact.
The cotted piece is sold (third picture in sequence).
"Distinguished" Icelandic Locks, 2 oz
I love when the color pattern on a lock goes from light at the base to dark at the tips. It is usually the other way around. The gray at the base of these Icelandic locks makes it look like my hair as I age...gray at the roots but still colored at the ends.
Locks are clean and free of most vm, 3-5 inches long and soft...this is a lamb fleece and has those sweet purled tips.
Great for beards and hair alike..even an Icelandic sheep!
Wee and Tiny Baby BFL/Wenselydale X Locks, 2 oz
Oh my, soft baby wee and tiny locks in natural black with lighter sunkissed tips. This sheep is a BFL/Wenselydale cross from Digging Dog Farm.
Locks are clean, a wee 2 inches in staple length with tightly purled tips, with some fine vm and a very strong lock structure.
These are perfect for tiny hedgies, nest making, and gnome hair of course! What a dear lock spun yarn these would make for a weaving accent or hat brim.
Natural Black Mixed Breed Curls, 2 oz
These are as black as it gets for sheep wool...gorgeous!
Locks are 7 +/- inches long, wavy with good lock integrity, free of most vm and soft. Most tips are slightly sun kissed.
Perfect for needle felting or spinning or 3-D wool painting.
Gotland/Shetland X Long Locks, 2 oz
For such long locks these are so, so very soft. Lustrous charcoal gray peppered with light gray strands and tipped with a chocolate brown tip.
Most locks are 8 inches with some longer and there is little to no vm.
I have washed the locks but they are not separated like in the pictures. Remember to separate by holding the tips and pulling gently down to the base of the lock.
The bundle shown is 2 oz.
Let your imagination run wild! What will you make?
Karakul Locks, Silver and Blond, 2oz
Pine Lane Farm has done it again! Two gorgeous adult Karakul fleeces with primitive character.
These locks are clean, measure 6-7 inches long, are free of most vm, coarse in handle with good lock structure.
The silver and gray fleece has some lovely black patches and reminds me a an old forest lady...or me!
The more blond fleece is just as lovely and would be a great beard or perhaps a yak!!
Spun up these coarse fibers make great rug or basket making yarn.
Karakul Lamb 7-9 inch Locks, 2oz
Here is another Blue Ribbon fleece from Pine Lane Farm. I brought it back from Maryland Sheep and Wool 2019.
A natural red head, this fleece has purled lamb tips hanging at the end of each bright white lock. As you can see, fiber is straight except for the tips. This sheep will never again have such a fleece. Her hair will grow straight and coarse after this. Traditionally Karakul fiber is used for rug yarn. There is no vm, locks are clean, soft and measure 7-9 inches. You can't get better than this.
Use as doll hair, Santa beards... a free form wall hanging.