These twice skirted, carefully picked, in-the-grease raw wool fleeces are the best of the best when it comes to natural and ethical wool. Fresh from Rose Butte Ranch near Spokane WA, these fleeces don't contain any second cuts from the neck and legs of the sheep and only contain the first yearly sheering of the best fibers on the sheep. Some vegetation may still be present as the fleece has not been mechanically processed at all. Feel the lanolin-rich wool and enjoy its unique texture and pure staple length for a project that will take you straight to the farm and back to the roots of fiber art. Can be spun "in the grease" or cleaned with scouring wash to reveal its beautiful natural shade and luster.
"Why is our flock Spoiled? We shear the flock every year at the beginning of summer, for their greatest comfort during both the hot and cold seasons of the year. They enjoy full access to pasture year-round and are fed alfalfa hay grown in our own field during the winter. Fresh spring water flows freely into their trough, ensuring a constant supply of clean water. Their barn is cooled with a misting system and fan during the heat of the summer, and in winter is warmly bedded with straw. Treats from the garden are always a big hit. Last but certainly not least, they are guarded around the clock by our loving and dedicated Livestock Guardian Dog team. It's a good life for our sheep - and we think it shows in the beauty and quality of our yarn and fibers." - Spoiled Sheep Yarn
Meet the sheep and see Spoiled Sheep Yarns here.
See the scoured/washed and carded rovings here.
See the 2 ounce lock packs here.
- Freya: Gotland Cross
- Luke: Corriedale and Rambouillet Cross
- Natalie: Wensleydale and Rambouillet Cross
Preparation: twice skirted, unwashed, unscoured, first cuts.
- Freya: approx. 33
- Luke: approx. 23
- Natalie: approx. 25
- Freya: 6 to 8 inches
- Luke: 3 to 4 inches
- Natalie: 4 to 6 inches
Care Instructions: Hand wash in room temperature water, air dry flat
Country of Origin: United States
Due to the nature of this fiber, each batch can vary in shade and texture. This fiber is minimally processed, so some vegetation and lanolin will be present.
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About Spoiled Sheep:
Spoiled Sheep yarn and fiber come from the Rose Butte Ranch. This small farm near Spokane, Washington is home to a sustainable "boutique" flock of natural colored sheep of many different breeds and beautiful colors. The flock size is limited to keep the pasture productive, and the sheep healthy and happy.