Wool is a wonderful natural fibre and the Whitefaced Woodland sheep have a finer fleece than most hill breeds. This is attributed to the addition of Merino bloodlines in the 18th century.
The wool has a fine quality, with a Bradford count of 44-50 and a staple length of around 15cm. It is pleasant to spin in its natural state and is valued for its ability to take coloured dyes.
We sell our raw, or greasy, fleece at local shows and via courier. We send fleece around the UK, to the US and Canada.
Every fleece is graded before sale. We aim the more open fleeces at hand spinners and sell those for £10 each (plus any post/packing). The less open fleeces are still great for felting and are sold for £5 each, plus post/packing.