Description: This listing is for Vanilla Bean. She's a fluffy, white ecru adult Shetland fleece. She's a clean looking ecru (off-white). She is from our recent 2017 sheep shearing. She has a 2.5-3 inch staple length (locks) and weighs 3 lbs. 2 oz.
Raw fleeces are 100% organic Shetland wool (raised without pesticides or other chemical treatments) raised here on the farm from our flock of sheep. Shetland wool is famously soft yet durable. They hail from the Shetland Islands just north of the coast of Scotland. They are considered a primitive breed of sheep and are typically smaller sheep in size. They are hardy in most climates (they fare well here in Michigan) and are good nurturers to their young. Shetland wool became famous from Shetland sweaters sold at L.L. Bean and Lands’ End. Shetland fleeces come in many varied natural colors ranging from pure white to shades of gray, (light grays, blue-grays, steel gray), shades of brown (fawns, golden browns, reddish browns, grayish browns, dark browns) and black. Some fleeces may be spotted or marked with different colors.
Raised and processed in Michigan. Shetland wool is great for spinning, felting or any other type of wool products. It has been cleaned by hand picking and skirted but not washed. As always if you have any questions or would like more pictures, please convo me. I'm happy to help. Samples are available if you'd like to be sure this is the fleece for you!
*Other wool products available from Rustic Roots Farm; yarn, batting, roving
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