One of the world's oldest and purest breeds of sheep. Throughout its 1100 years of history, the Icelandic breed has been truly triple-purpose, treasured for its meat, fiber and milk.
The Icelandic Sheep is one of the Northern European short-tailed sheep which display more variety in color and pattern than... Read More
As I am a spinning newbie, this fiber is a great learning fiber. It has a fairly long staple and spins well. I’m planning on making my first 3-ply yarn with it to knit into a small shawl in the natural black and medium gray. I’ll add a red border.
This wool provides nice texture. It also has a good color range of light and dark greys. A good addition for needle felting and will make a wonderful tweed spun yarn.
I am new to needle felting. This fiber works nicely into a Fall scene.
I love working with different breeds of sheep on my various wheels. This one worked up fast and fine. The prep is immaculate, and the fiber great fun to wok with - lofty and bouncy without being overly soft, it has a lot of springiness. Good for cardigans and cool weather shawls. As always, shipping is amazingly fast and everything arrives in good condition.
I really enjoyed this Icelandic wool because it was easy to use longdraw technique and get a quick skein out of it - it’s very rustic and has awesome texture. I spin it in lopi-style singles and often use it for tapestry weaving.