This listing is for a carded batt made of our own farm's sheep wool, fully handprepared by me. This wool came from a finewool sheep who also has some Gotland blood in her.
Finull (also known as Swedish finewool) sheep originate from Sweden where they were bred to achieve high fertility and very very soft fiber that could rival imported merino wool. Since these sheep aren't that good for intensive farming that focuses on meat production, they have become quite rare. On the other hand, they make wonderful soft fleeces that are a handspinner's dream. Their wool comes in three basic colors - white, brown and black. In our farm we have all three colors represented, and this listing is for the black wool. As you can see from the last picture, the fleece is black with soft chocolate colored tips. When carded the sunburnt tips make the final roving a bit lighter resulting in a dark brown color.
Preparation of the fiber takes quite a lot of time - first I sorted the shorn fleece, and then handwashed with hot water and Unicorn Power Scour. Finull felts wonderfully, so extra care must be taken in order to keep it in its original form during washing. After drying and picking, I carded it on my drumcarder. The fiber is very fine and weighs surprisingly little, I was able to put only about 30g (1 oz) on my fine drumcarder that usually holds 70-80g easily.
I made at least 3 passes that created a uniform batt that can be spun thin or thick - just as you prefer! I'm not patient enough to spin laceweight yarn (I have tried and this fiber makes wonderful lace yarn!), so I usually go for medium weight that I use for my kid's hats, gloves and scarves.
If you are interested in larger quantity than in this listing, please send me a message. I have several fleeces available and I'll be washing and preparing them as I go along.