Deyaneria on October 31st, 2012

  Tunis wool is suprising soft with an almost downy handle , I usually see in down sheep types.  Colors can go from light ivory to cream, natural colored fleeces are obtained from first and sometimes second shearings of lambs.     The staple is long a minimum of 3.5 inches but usually longer 4-6 […]

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Deyaneria on October 29th, 2012

Tunis is one of the oldest breeds of sheep, it is thought that  they are descended from the fat-tailed sheep written about in the Bible. They originate in Tunisia on the norther coast of Africa.   The earliest know importation to the U.S. was in the 1700’s a gift of Tunis Sheep given to Judge […]

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Deyaneria on October 26th, 2012

  Well they aren’t actually taking over ……yet.    

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Deyaneria on October 24th, 2012

As I explained in the last post I’m working on a custom fiber processing and spinning order for a customer. We had decided to blend 50% newfoundland dog fur with corriedale wool to make it more spinnable.  This why I did a blend: Hair doesn’t have the scales the same way wool does to catch […]

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Deyaneria on October 22nd, 2012

  I had a customer bring me some Newfoundland dog fiber in white.  I didn’t know much about the breed so here is my quick and dirty lowdown about “newfies.” Newfoundlands are working dogs. They have a variety of colors and  can be black, brown, gray, or black and white (Landseer). They were originally bred and used as […]

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Deyaneria on October 19th, 2012

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Deyaneria on October 18th, 2012

    Gotland fleece is dense long, lustrous and grey in shades from light silver to almost black. It has a clearly defined curl and staple. It has a soft handle. The grey is blend of black and white fibers: black and pure white look blue-grey black and off-white look brown-grey sometimes the tips with […]

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Deyaneria on October 15th, 2012

  The amazing colored sheep is of Swedish origin named for the island of Gotland. They are believed to be a crossbreed of the  Gute, Karakuls and Romanovs. These 3 breeds are still around today.         Gotlands are a medium build and fine boned. They weight around  165 to 187 pounds for a […]

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Deyaneria on October 14th, 2012

  I totally screwed this up at the beginning by cutting my head out of the shoot but I decided to go with it.

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Deyaneria on October 12th, 2012

The New Store is now open check it out.  

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