Leicester Long Wool fleece/locks. English Prize winning fleece. Greens with hints of blues, these are rich colours
You will receive the fleece/ locks as shown in the pics. Some are highlighted some not.
They are soft, curly and have a beautiful lustre. Carefully dyed with safe acid dyes in vibrant colours
I aim to retain lock structure when dyeing and rinsing but feel some of these would benefit from a further rinse. I decided to leave that choice to you the buyer depending on your project
I have shown different groups of locks in this set, one section is joined as on the sheep and could be felted as is, others are single locks
Ideal for spinning or a stunning felted piece. There are lot's of curls, some more open. I have felted similar to this and made a fab. cushion.
Great for dolls hair, handspinning, photo props or fibre projects.
This is beautiful Leicester Long wool. Sourced from a specialist breeder in Leicestershire, England. The county where Robert Bakewell first bred the Leicester Long wool sheep. The sheep at this small farm are regular prize winners both locally and nationally. I only buy Leicester Long wool here and use it for all my own fiber projects, art yarn,etc. I choose the fleece, see the ewe, scour, hand pick to remove as much vm as is possible. Sorry if I missed any! and air dry before dyeing with safe acid dyes. any residue of dye will be removed after gentle washing, this is normal.
Leicester Long wool is known for it's staple length and curls.
After dyeing I do rinse carefully but they may still some residue colour, particular turquoise and some purples. Simply cool wash, don't agitate unless felting
I take photos with care but please remember they may appear different on your screen.
We are a cat friendly non smoking home. Neither Ella or Elsie, our cats are allowed near fibre or yarns.
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Returns & exchanges
Should your purchase arrive in less than perfect condition please let me know and I will do everything possible to sort it out. As many items are hand made and unique it may not be possible to provide an identical replacement. Please be aware that whilst I take great care to ensure correct colour reproduction computer monitors often show colours differently. I also describe my products in great detail - please read the description carefully and ask before buying if you are unsure.
Items produced to special order are not eligible for refund or exchange unless received damaged. Please make sure that you have ordered a sufficient quantity for your project as specially produced items cannot be accurately matched.