Time to De-Stash

We are shearing this weekend so I need to part with some of my special projects to make room for lots of new and wonderful fleece.

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Cormo neck wool, fine and crimpy

Neck wool is outside the coat so the tips are dirty and there is some VM img_8627.jpg

1.5 lbs – over 4″ staple – bright white crimpy goodness – $30 – SOLD

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Next up: Icelandic – the whole fleece.

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This is a bit course, sun bleached, and it has some cotted areas and vm. However, the samples I carded turned out passably good. And boy is it warm! It’s going to take some work so the whole fleece is $30

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Number Three on our hit parade:

The neck wool of my favorite red-head – CrazyPants.  Romney/Rambouillet is lovely to work with, and this has some VM but also lovely crimp, color variations, and a bit of sheen.IMG_8643.JPGIMG_8639

I only have just about a pound left – $20        img_8685.jpg

 

 

 

Wooley Nelson gives a nice full bag of neck wool. He’s a gentle giant who doesn’t wallow in the hay bunk so he’s cleaner than some of the others 🙂

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This fine fiber has a nice crimp and less lanolin than the Cormos. 
 

The first really good Cormo fleece that I raised is still here waiting for me to get around to processing it. THIS is the fleece that showed me why sheep should wear coats.

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The tips are dirty, the underside is pretty clean. It is a little crunchy now that it’s sat for a couple years BUT, it perks right up in a nice hot bath.

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2.75 lbs

4″ staple

$30  for the whole skirted fleece.  – SOLD

 

 

 

Now, lets talk about a nice Icelandic/Cormo cross lamb fleece. Uncoated, but soft, soft, soft! It’s got hay and a bit of VM, but it’s a nice combination of long and crimpy.
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The Cormo influence gives a nice crimp for a downy undercoat.

This fleece is 3.75 lbs

$40

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I always wished I was raised in a barn.
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