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