Hooters Hall is a small scale fibre farm in the Fens. I shepherd a flock of Jacob sheep and this picked and washed Jacob fleece is from my own flock. This is the same fibre I use to make my handspun yarn and felt. I shear my own flock and process the fleeces here on the farm. If you want to know a bit more about our wool processing have a look at this blog post http://www.hootershall.co.uk/2016/11/13/small-scale-wool-processing/
The picture for this listing shows my wool picker. As you can see it's hand operated and a lovely piece of craftsmanship. The picker opens up the fibre making it easier to card and also removing more dirt or vegetative matter. Picking is done after washing the fleece but before carding.
We also sell raw, unwashed fleece and washed fleece.
The natural colours of the fleece vary from a dark brown almost black, through sun bleached light browns and tans to pure white. You can choose to have a mix of brown and white fleece, white only or brown only supplied as a 100g (3.5 ounce)
The Jacob fleece can vary a lot in both staple length ( 3 inches -7 inches, 7-5 cm -18 cm) and fibre diameters (25-35 microns). The locks from Jacob fleece have slightly pointed tips, moderate crimp and some luster
Jacob fleece makes a great spinning fiber or felting fiber.You can keep the natural variations in colour separate or blend them to give a grey shade.