1/2 lb. Black Welsh Mountain Sheep Roping / Roving, rare true black breed, natural undyed

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This listing is for 8 ounces of Black Welsh Mountain Sheep roping (roving). After my Black Welsh flock were sheared, I skirted and sorted the fleeces. I sent to Custom Woolen Mill in Alberta, who process using natural, none-invasive processes (no chemical removal of VM). Fleeces are prepared with antique machinery that do woolen preparation (note: this means that this roping/roving is a woolen prep, wooly, carded fiber - not combed top). This wool is from young ewes and lambs so it is finer than the adult rams (whose fleeces are not sent for processing)

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Black Welsh is often classed as a Down-Type Wool Breed. Here's an excerpt from "In Sheep's Clothing" by N and J Fournier..."The wool (down type) has a distinctive crisp feel and a full, spongy handle. Ranges in fiber diameter from fine to medium. The fibers are long compared to the length of the staple because of a well-developed spiral crimp..contributes to the wool's excellent resilience, loft, bulk and elasticity.

Type: Down-Type Wool, Primitive

Breed: Black Welsh Mountain

Amount: Listing is for 8 ounce (228 grams / half lb.

Handle: Spongy, lofty, jumble of down-type short fibers that are soft and fluffy. Medium, not "next to skin" soft on necks or babies. Ideal for wool spun yarn or a fine, high twist yarn.

Micron estimate: Averages 27-32 microns.

Length: fibers up to 2.5" The short fibers are going to make yarn a wooly texture. More twist will be required.

Condition: very little VM as I've removed neck areas and much of the britch areas. Custom Woolen Mill has done a lovely job of washing, picking and carding. This roping is natural black, not dyed.

My little flock of Black Welsh are registered with the American Black Welsh Mountain Sheep Assoc. Learn more about this breed at blackwelsh.org


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Reservations of an item in the store can be made. Reservations on a store item will be no more than a 2 week period. At that time the item will be put back into shop inventory. There are exceptions, please contact me and discuss your situation. Your Custom orders and personalized orders can be cancelled at any time during the process. And are refundable if returned in condition you received them, however everything is done to make sure that your order fulfills your expectations. Please contact me and we will discuss any concerns and questions you may have. As all refunds, customer is responsible for return shipping charges.


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One of my favorite fibers to spin and the only place I will purchase it from! Great customer service and goes above and beyond to make sure I'm happy with my purchase!
May 11, 2017 by Nadia Lindsay

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