Shetland Fiber

updated6/10/18


Fleece For Sale:  

We celebrating the spring harvest;  that is the shearing of our sheep for 2018.    As we do it ourselves, 3-4 at a time, completion of this task always feels good.  The fleeces, laid out on the shearing table, are the fruits of our labor.  Very satisfying.  Also 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!

Below I give a brief description and try 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 bits of seedless orchard grass hay or straw.   I did a good skirting of the fleeces as well.

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.  Generally it's about $20 unless it is a smaller fleece and I can get it into a medium size USPS box, then it's a bit less.




Washed Fleece: 

Freshly washed Siobhan fleece (one that I am barely willing to part with) I am bravely posting for sale.  This is a very soft, medium grey/brown Shetland fleece off our 5 yo ewe Siobhan.  Locks are about 2-3 inches with very little VM.  Washed wt is 1.53#, price $70 plus $15 shipping (U.S. only).

Siobhan-a wonderful brown/grey

Examples of locks from this fleece

Raw Shetland Fleeces:




Fern 

She is young gal of 3 with a milky brown fleece.  It is a medium/fine type fleece with locks about 4 inches long.  There is some VM around the neck but otherwise pretty clean.
VM 1
wt. 3#
Price $54


Bloom

This is soft more dual coated type fleece, locks 2.5 to 3 ".  It is black with some grey fibers and very clean (for a sheep that is).  Carded up this would make easy spinning!
VM 0
wt. 2#
Price $42












Tranquility

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#
$73

Traquility is "feline approved"


 


 

 


















 













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), mioget (yellow brown -sold out), light gray and white.  Make your own fair isle sweater, hat or mittens!  $2.90 per oz plus shipping (let me know about how much you want and your zip code and I will give you a price).



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.

Thank you,
Tracy