Fleeces for Sale!

For a limited time we now have a stock of summer wool fleeces available! Summer fleeces are generally super clean as the sheep have spent all summer on pasture, meaning no pesky hay to clean out! This selection also includes some really special Gotland lamb fleeces that are really fine and soft. For this shearing we also hired a new shearer who appreciates taking a little extra time to produce a high quality fleece for hand spinning. We can certainly see the difference in the fleeces and we hope that you can too!

Fleeces

The fleeces were sheared in October and have been skirted so are ready to be washed and processed into wool crafts. Skirting removes any manure, lodged vegetable matter, and wool that is heavily matted or short. We took the time to pick out as much of the small vegetable matter during the skirting process to give you a cleaner fleece.

Purchasing a Fleece

The fleeces are listed below by the sheep’s name with the price of the fleece plus photos showing the whole fleece, a close up, some example locks, and a description of the origin of the fleece, its weight, and staple length. If you see a fleece you would like to purchase, please contact us with the sheep’s name and we either arrange with you to pickup the fleece or prepare it for shipping (buyer pays cost).

Click any of the photos below to bring up a full size image to see a fleece in all its glory!

Fleeces

Gotland Ewe  (1377)

1377 has an uncanny ability to sniff out a treat and get her head into your bucket before the rest of the flock have even noticed you’re there! Her fleece is a nice silver/grey colour with some lighter tips. It has a tight curl and a 4.5-5″ staple. This fleece weighs 3.75lbs and contains very low amounts of vegetable matter. Cost is $95 for the raw skirted fleece.

Gotland Ewe “Assam”

Assam has a nice grey curly fleece with a hint of brown at the tips. Her fleece is very low in vegetable matter with a 5.5″ staple. Fleece weight is 4.36lbs. Cost is $105 for the raw skirted fleece.

Finn/Gotland ewe fleece “Badger” (2036)

Badger’s fleece is a pretty curly cream with some areas of grey. Badger is one of the matriarch’s of our flock, even if she is one the smallest! She is often left with a ‘creche’ of lambs under her care when the other ewes get distracted and run off to check out some fresh grass or some other treat. Her summer fleece has a 4.5 – 5.5″ staple length with very low vegetable matter and a weight of 3.53lbs. Cost is $60 for the skirted raw fleece.

Gotland ram lamb Beethoven (030) sold

Beethoven is one of our breeding rams this winter and from his beautiful fleece you can see why 🙂 His fleece is a lovely dark silvery grey with some brown tips and a good curl to make for easy spinning. The fleece weighs 3.40lbs and has an average staple of 6″. Sold

Gotland ram lamb fleece (034) sold

#034 has a gorgeous curly black fleece with hints of grey and dark brown. His fleece has a 5-5.5″ staple and weighs 3.04lbs but does contain some vegetable matter. SOLD

Gotland/Finn ram lamb fleece “Bobby” (014) sold

Bobby has a really unusual silvery grey fleece with curly brown tips and a good curl to his locks. Ideal for hand spinning. The fleece weighs 2.78lbs and has a staple length of 5.5″. SOLD

Gotland/Finn ram lamb fleece “Hansel” (027) SOLD

Hansel has beautiful creamy curly locks that feel really soft in the hand. His fleece weighs 2.58lbs and has a 5″ staple. SOLD

Romney/Border Leicester lamb Fleece “Samuel L Jackson” (024) SOLD

Samuel has a lovely fleece which is black next to the skin and fades to a rich brown with blonde tips. The fleece weighs 4.08lbs and has a 4-5″ staple with a lovely fine crimp that will make really nice yarn. SOLD

Gotland ewe lamb fleece (019) SOLD

Ewe lamb 019 has a gorgeous curly silver fleece with an amazing lustre. Her fleece has very low vegetable matter with a 5″ staple made up of tight curls; she almost looks like she has ringlets! The fleece weighs 2.45lbs. SOLD

Gotland ewe lamb fleece (020) SOLD

Ewe lamb 020 has a gorgeous curly silver grey fleece with very low vegetable matter. This fleece weighs 2.34lbs and has a staple of 5.5″ long. SOLD

Gotland/Finn Ewe #1! SOLD

#1 was the first lamb born in 2018 and came to us in the middle of an ice storm! Because it was so cold when she was born, she wore a fleece coat for a few days and this felted the tips of some of her baby lamb fleece. This resulted in approximately 0.35lb of her resulting fleece having locks that had felted tips so we teased these tips out during skirting and bagged them separately. Underneath the tips (and the rest of her fleece) is a regular lovely curly Finn/Gotland lamb fleece in a creamy grey colour with a nice lustre. Her fleece weighs 2.62lbs in total and has a 5-6″ staple length with very low vegetable matter. We have adjusted the cost to the bargain price of $30 for the skirted fleece. #1 turned into a lovely little lamb so we hope you’ll agree that a little felting was worth helping her get through those tough first few days 🙂 SOLD

Gotland/Finn ewe (2514) SOLD

2514 is the mum of lambs 019 and 020 and it shows in her fleece! She has the same tight curls and lovely lustre in her silvery grey fleece with some light brown towards the tips. The curl makes it really easy to handle and the lustre really comes through in your finished crafts. Her fleece has very low vegetable matter, a staple length of 5″ and a weight of 3.58lbs. Cost is $95 for the raw skirted fleece. SOLD

BFL/Romney ram lamb (004) sold

#004 has a nice white fleece with a tight crimp and great softness for finer yarns and other craft projects. His fleece has some vegetable matter but is generally low and has a staple length of 3.5-4″. Total fleece weight is 3.95lbs. SOLD

Corriedale/Romney/BFL lamb fleece “Princess” (010) SOLD

From the moment Princess was born at a huge 8kg (most lambs are 3-5kg!) she had a very regal look about her and this is carried on to her fleece! Her fleece is a substantial 5.05lbs with a 4.5-5″ staple and a very low vegetable matter level. Her fleece is snowy white with a very nice crimp for spinning. Cost is $110 for the raw skirted fleece. SOLD

Finn/Gotland ewe fleece “Badger” (2036)

Badger’s fleece is a pretty curly cream with some areas of grey. Badger is one of the matriarch’s of our flock, even if she is one the smallest! She is often left with a ‘creche’ of lambs under her care when the other ewes get distracted and run off to check out some fresh grass or some other treat. Her summer fleece has a 4.5 – 5.5″ staple length with very low vegetable matter and a weight of 3.53lbs. Cost is $60 for the skirted raw fleece.

Gotland/Finn ewe lamb “Gretel” (029) sold

Gretel is Badger’s lamb and you can see the same lovely cream colour coming through with the additional genes giving more curl to fleece. Her lamb fleece is beautifully soft with an attractive curl and very low vegetable matter levels. Her fleece has a 5.5″ staple and a weight of 3.26lbs. Sold

Romney/Texel/Dorset lamb fleece “Maa Baby #1” (#032)

#032 has a white commercial quality fleece that would be good for strong, durable cloth or similar crafting. Her fleece has a 3.5″ staple length and a weight of 3.5lbs. Note that Farmer Ben sheared this lamb and he is still learning the shearing craft so there are more second cuts present that in our other fleeces, that are sheared by a professional shearer. Cost is $10 for the raw skirted fleece.

Romney/Texel/Dorset lamb fleece “Maa Baby #2” (#025/31)

#025/31 has a white commercial quality fleece that would be good for strong, durable cloth or similar crafting. Her fleece has a 3.5″ staple length and a weight of 3.8lbs. Note that Farmer Ben sheared this lamb and he is still learning the shearing craft so there are more second cuts present that in our other fleeces, that are sheared by a professional shearer. Cost is $10 for the raw skirted fleece.

Gotland Rovings

Black/dark grey Gotland wool that has been cleaned and processed into rovings ready for spinning and other crafts. Cost is $25 (+HST) per 8 ounces.

Romney Rovings

Grey/light brown fine Romney wool that has been cleaned and processed into rovings ready for spinning and other crafts. Cost is $25 (+HST) per 8 ounces.

Belly Wool and Skirtings

We have a collection of bagged belly wool and skirtings that could be used for felting or other craft projects. Manure and major vegetable matter has been removed but it will require further cleaning so the price is low to reflect that. It is bagged as white/cream/beige and grey/silver/brown. Cost is $5/lb.

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