Shetland sheep are considered by the Livestock Conservancy to be a "Recovering" but endangered sheep breed. Just last year, they were classified as "Threatened" but have gained popularity as more and more people have discovered how wonderful their wool is! At Phoenix Farm, we raise a herd of naturally colored Shetland sheep and also support other breeders in the United States who are working to raise numbers (and awareness!) to help keep this amazing breed from going extinct. The roving in this listing is made up of wool from a flock of sheep in California where they are raised naturally and sheared humanely. The sheep in this flock are also carefully chosen for their desirable wool characteristics such as softness, loft, and length!
The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook lauds Shetland wool for its fineness, crimp, and strength. It is a wool that both spins and felts with ease. This wool does not disappoint! It was carefully sheared and skirted to remove soiled fiber and vegetative matter. The fiber was processed at a LEED-certified mill in North Carolina that utilizes eco-friendly solutions like solar power and sustainable materials. It was washed gently with a plant-based cleanser -- never bleached! The resulting roving is light, soft, and easy to spin in a natural, unbleached white. It is a lovely natural color, but also takes dye well.
This listing is for 4 ounces of unbleached white Shetland wool roving that has been neatly braided for ease of spinning.
Stored in a pet- and smoke-free environment.
Hand wash in cold water, lay flat to dry. This wool does felt.
We ship orders twice per week: on Tuesdays and on Fridays.
We ship via US Postal Service First Class or Priority Mail for domestic (U.S.) customers. If you would like expedited shipping, please contact me BEFORE checkout for rates and shipping dates.
International customers: We ship using First Class International to all of our customers abroad. Please note that First Class International is the least expensive option for shipping internationally, but it can be on the slow side and is not trackable once it leaves the United States. Please allow 3 to 6 weeks for delivery. If you would like to upgrade to Priority Mail International, please contact me BEFORE checkout. All customs fees, duties, or taxes for international shipments are the responsibility of the buyer to pay upon receipt.
PLEASE NOTE: It is the buyer's responsibility to ensure that they have entered their address correctly into Etsy. If a package is returned to Phoenix Farm Fiber as undeliverable due to an incorrect address, it will be the responsibility of the buyer to pay for an address correction and second shipping attempt. Phoenix Farm Fiber will not refund shipping for a returned package.
Phoenix Farm Fiber accepts Paypal, credit cards (via Etsy's Direct Checkout), and gift cards.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
10-day money-back satisfaction guarantee! If you are not 100% happy with your purchase, you will have 10 days to return the unaltered product and receive a refund of purchase price (less shipping). All sales of samplers, digital items, custom orders, and handmade items are final and cannot be returned (this includes gift baskets). Orders cancelled prior to shipping will incur a $0.25 per item fee.
While we do not offer wholesale pricing on our fiber, we do discount bulk purchases. If you are interested in buying fiber by the pound or purchasing in large quantities, contact us for details.