Polled dorset lambs by Broadway Manor Cottages


I found my Polled dorset wool to be wonderfully soft with a springiness that was just wonderful. I had no problem keeping this fiber next to my skin for an extended amount of time(in fact I forgot it was there).  I only found references to this breed having white fiber.  Although the fleece and fiber sourcebook states” there are some colored dorsets.”

Stacking polled dorsets!!!!! Shared by Sapphireblue on flickr

Fleeces average 5 to 9 pounds . The staple length ranges from 2.5 to 4 inches (6 to 10 cm) 2.5 inches (6 cm) to 4 inches (10 cm). The fiber diameter ranges 26 to 33 microns.

You can't get much more adorable than this!!!! Thanks to Broadway Manor Cottages on Flickr


Here is my dorset  wool:


Dorset wool washed and carded cloud


I dyed some up as well it looks awesome!!!!


dyed dorsetdyed dorset close-up

I used this dorset as part of my dyeing experiment I started last week with the devon fiber. You can see more about that here.

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3 Comments on Oh The Fiber! – Dorset sheep wool

  1. Nicole M. says:

    I thought I would share a little bit about the Dorset that I personally know and think you might find interesting. The fleece and fiber sourcebook is indeed correct there are colored Dorsets. I happen to have 100% pure white and natural colored Dorsets. I am currently in the process of developing the color in my flock and it is a very exciting process. The natural colored Dorset can be any range of black to silver grey. The main color pattern is a reverse badger: white blaze, white bellies, tan on the legs, and color basically everywhere else. There are also individuals that are spotted.A big recent discovery I have made is that there are Moorits(True brown).
    I will enclose a website adress so you can see some pictures if you like.

    I hope you have found this interesting,

    • Deyaneria says:

      Thank you for sharing you thoughts and the site where one can find colored dorsets. I loved looking at the pictures on that site. Wonderful!

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