This Lincoln fleece came to us dirty as hell. But with a little Unicorn Power Scour and a lot of manual labor, this fleece came out mostly clean and just full of locks and curls. It isn't next to skin soft but it is smooth and silky looking. It has some vegatable matter and some dirty tips but it is great for spinning, felting, blending, and dying. If you looking for curls and locks, this is the fleece for you.