This new Black Jacob Spinning Fiber from Louet feels a lot like Corriedale in a natural very dark brown (which is nearly black) color. You will find a few bright grey fibers throughout that give it a unique rustic finish. A lovely fiber for needle felting natural looking creatures. This fiber will perform quite well for rugs, felting and outerwear and is a great value.
Beginner spinners will also enjoy this inexpensive fiber as it is fairly easy to spin and won't slip away from you like merino.
Jacob sheep are a rare breed that are generally black with white patches, these sheep are brave and will run off many minimal threat type predators and are protective of the flock. They act much like a goat in personality and stature so...don't turn your back on old "Jacob" or you might end up head over heels! This breed typically has not undergone any crossbreeding and remains a fairly pure breed since the 1700's.
This breed typically has not undergone any crossbreeding and remains a fairly pure breed since the 1700's. These sheep have biblical heritage from the story of Jacob. Jacob apparently got all of the speckled black and white sheep from his fathers flock and bred the sheep together. However; it was not until the 20th century that these sheep were to be called Jacob officially. Delight yourself with these 8oz. bag put-ups!
3-4 inch staple length- 26-30 micron count, combed wool top.