The Romney Sheep are originally from the marshes of Kent in England. At one time they were called the Romney Marsh Sheep, and local farmers usually call them Kent. This hardy breed is valued for its meat and wool and can now be found all over the world.
Romney Sheep are known for their calm, friendly personalities and being good mothers. Their dense wool makes them better able to withstand winter weather in cold climates than many other varieties of sheep.
When Romney Sheep were originally being exported from England, the majority were sold to New Zealand and the Falkland Islands. The sheep farmers of New Zealand bred the Romney sheep to be a breed that is taller with courser wool than the original English variety. Both the English and New Zealand Romneys have made their way to the United States, and both varieties produce wonderful wool for hand spinning. This particular fiber in the original English Kent variety of Romney with a softer hand more suitable for next to skin wear.
About the Wool:
- Naturally White - not bleached
- 27-29 microns
- Approx. 3 inch staple length
- Can be used in wet and dry felting projects
- Can be dyed using protein dyes
- Great for beginner and advanced spinners alike