Raw Shetland Fleece:We are in process of shearing our sheep for 2018. We are trying to time it best for the sheep so they don't miss their warm coats too much. I'm a bit of a softie. So far just 3 to go! Good news is that our new feeding system has decreased the vegi matter significantly in the fleeces this year as we do not coat our sheep. That makes me happy!
I have given a brief description and tried to rank degree of vegi matter (VM) on a scale of 0-3, 0 meaning very,very little, 3 means not to put it on my sale list. VM at our farm consists of bit of seedless orchard grass hay or bits of straw. It did a fairly good skirting on the fleeces as well.
As I said, this is a good year due to the number of clean fleeces.
You can tell the length of the lock by the picture; each of those squares is 2 inches.
Anyway I try to be honest about it so you know what to expect. Let me know if you have any questions. Price does not include shipping, you can give me a zip and I'll quote you shipping costs.
Tranquility is just a lamb, this is her first fleece and WOW there is plenty of it. The staple is at least 6 inches long! It is a red brown with hint of grey. Tiny crimps around the shoulders to the mid body, very fine and soft. This would be a nice fleece for combing which would remove the bits of VM along the spine. Oh and did I tell you it's cat approved? VM 2, wt 3.3# , price $73
Summer is also a lamb and this is a most lovely fleece. It is a bit shorter, locks from 3-5 inches. Fine crimp dominate this fleece. It is a medium grey color. VM 0, wt 2.4#, price $57
AthenaShe is a 4 yo with a wavy, medium fine fleece, staple about 4-5 inches long. It is mostly white to a bit off white with hints of beige. Very clean fleece, VM 0, wt. 3.9, price $70.
Cleo is a 5 yo Shetland ewe with a medium/fine fleece, a bit more primitive lock structure in places but geneally light and fluffy. Color is a light grey/brown. Locks are about 4-5 inches, VM 0, wt 2.2#,
Prince- SOLDPrince is lamb, a real sweet heart. This is a very fine fleece, dark chocolate color (my photo doesn't do it justice) that would card up wonderfully and could be spun fine for a cobweb shawl. Locks are 3-4 inches long.
VM 1, Wt 2#, price $48.
TubaaAnother one of my sweet wethers, mr. Tubes is an off spring of Athena and produced a nice soft lamb fleece. It is light grey with length of 4-5 inches. A bit of veg matter along spine but, as this is a long fleece and good for combing, that would likely come out.
VM 1, wt 2.9#, price $66.
wt 3.5# price $77
Shetland Combed Top:Lovely, soft, easy to spin, combed top in a variety of natural Shetland colors. Includes black, dark brown, moorit (brown), fawn (a grey brown),
|sample of above spun up|
Shetland Roving:I still have a bit of this left, about 5 oz of the very light brown and about 18 oz of the brown are available for purchase. Makes a lovely woolen yarn for that fair isle sweater or blend it with dyed fiber to create some interesting shades. It has a soft hand and makes a lofty yarn. $2.50 per oz plus shipping.
|Shetland roving in light brown and brown|
Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the above products. I try to be complete in my description but may miss something important to you. To get a quote on the shipping let me know your zip code and I'll get back to you.