Sheep Wool Breeds

Deyaneria on October 25th, 2013

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Deyaneria on September 20th, 2013

        Places to find wool combs. http://www.earthguild.com/products/spinning/sunrises/spsunris.htm http://www.paradisefibers.com/spinning-wheels-fiber/spinning-tools-accessories/wool-combs.html https://www.etsy.com/shop/BenjaminGreenStudio or possibly make your own. http://www.ravelry.com/groups/diy-tools Share and Enjoy:

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Deyaneria on February 19th, 2013

         Karakul have very distinctly colored fleeces. The lambs are born black with wavy curls and as they grow the curls open and the color begins to lighten. There is amazingly wide range of shades going form black, silvery blue grays, to golden tan,red-browns, white with other colors and pure white. Interestingly […]

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Continue reading about Oh the Fiber – Karakul Wool

Deyaneria on February 11th, 2013

    The Karakul may be the oldest breed of domesticated sheep. Archeological evidence indicates the existence of the Persian lambskin as early as 1400 B.C. and carvings of a distinct Karakul type have been found on ancient Babylonian temples. Although known as the “fur” sheep, the Karakul provided more than the beautifully patterned silky […]

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Continue reading about Oh The Fiber – Karakul Sheep

Deyaneria on November 21st, 2012

A Herdwick’s grey fleece is not easily dyed, and is coarse, and so is best suited to use as carpet wool. This Fleece seems to shed water and dry quicker than most wool. The kemp can be separated from the wool to create a softer hand. The staple length is about 4 inches on mine. […]

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Continue reading about Oh The Fiber – Heavenly Herdwick Wool

Deyaneria on November 19th, 2012

  Herdwick sheep have an interesting history. The word herwick comes from herdvyck which literally means sheep pasture. The origin of the breed is still unknown but they may have been ancestors to norse breeds brought by the Nords during Viking invasions or by a wrecked spanish armada ship. For hundreds of years this breed […]

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Continue reading about Oh The Fiber – Handsome Herdwick Sheep

Deyaneria on September 5th, 2012

  Manx Loaghtan are a long lived sheep that will provide years of wonderful fleece. Some of these sheep retain the ability to shed their fleeces making rooing an option others will need to be sheared. The wool has a staple between 3-5 inches a fleece usually weights about  3pds making the wool really sought […]

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Continue reading about Oh The Fiber – Marvelous Manx Loaghtan Wool

Deyaneria on September 3rd, 2012

    The Manx Loaghtan (pronounced Lock-tun),  also spelled Loaghtyn or loghtan ,is a breed of sheep native to the Isle of Man which is located in the Irish Sea between Britain and Ireland. they are descended from primitive once found in Scotland, the Hebrides, and the Shetland Islands. The word Loaghtan comes from lugh dhoan […]

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Continue reading about Oh The Fiber – Magical Manx Loaghtan

Deyaneria on August 18th, 2011

I bought some white welsh mountain sheep roving to play with. It looks a bit kempy but I kinda like the look of the kemp. I love how it dyed up. Here is my spinning sample. This is definitely not a next to skin fiber in fact from everything I read it is mainly used […]

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Continue reading about Oh The Fiber- Welsh Sheep Wool Part 2

Deyaneria on February 13th, 2011

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