North Ronaldsay sheep come in an assortment of colors white to brown, grey and black they are sometimes mixed colors however these usually fade to fawn coloring as the sheep ages. The wool is soft and a bit kempy. A fleece usually weighs in at about 2 pds or 1 kg. It is a primitive fleece sometimes called double coated.
I was able to find many picture of this breed. The babies are so cute I couldn’t resist adding some more.
Here is my North Ronaldsay fiber. It’s soft with a tinge of prickle I’d put it as around 29 microns. I’m getting much better at placing fiber by micron count I tested it before I read about it. I was pleasantly surprised that the micron count is around 28 according to the North Ronaldsay Sheep Fellowship. The staple is between 3-4 inches (100 mm). I think I may just keep a hold of this fiber and make a really cool scarf or wrap with it.
All dyed up! I decided to do an experiment with the north ronaldsay fiber. I unwound one bump and dyed it light blue the other I left in a bump and kettle dyed it golden brown here is what happened.
I like how it turned out I think it will look great!
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