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Some llamas are dual coated meaning they have a soft undercoat and a coarser outer coat. Some times these are separated for making different goods such garments and rope. These animals come in a cornucopia of natural colors ranging fro white to grey,red-brown to black Llamas have a fine undercoat which can be used […]
I realized after looking thru my posts that I had never written about llamas and their fiber. Although they animals themselves are similar to their camelid cousins, camels and alpacas. They do have some characteristics that make them different than either one of these animals. According to wikipedia “Llamas appear to have originated from the […]
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Ile de France sheep sprout a dense, refined fleece that has a high grease content. An average fleece weighs 8-13 pds. The wool itself, has a well defined crimp. The staple length is about 2-4 inches. My Sample is actually longer than that between 4-5 inches. Because of the merino bloodline this breed has a […]
Ile de France, it sounds very regal almost majestic. A breed established in the Ile de France region around Paris. A French Veterinary College developed the breed in the 1830’s by crossing Dishley and Merino lines. The breed was originally titled the “dishely merino.” Although this sheep is considered a meat sheep, it […]
Clun forest fleeces weigh in at 4-9 pds and usually have a 2 -5 inch staple. The wool is creamy white in color and has no black or kempy fibers. The micron count is usually between 24-33 . My experience with clun forest was a soft, springy, slightly crisply one. The fiber has […]
Clun forest sheep are a multi-talented breed. Their creamy white fleece, milk and meat make this a universal breed. The Clun Forest Sheep hail from the town of Clun and the surround forests in Shropshire, England. These sheep are first mentioned in 1803 by Rev. Joseph Plymley who had dealings with these forest sheep. […]
If you noticed the black on my fingernails. Don’t worry I’m not going Goth! I dyed my daughter’s hair and the darn glove broke. I can’t get it off.