English Leicester Rare Bread Combed Wool Tops


Limited Quantities available

I am now able to supply these beautiful fibres.

These special combed wool tops are 100% Tasmanian Heritage English Leicester grown by non-mulsed, Rare Breed sheep from ASSBA flock No. 395 from Wanstead Park Campbell Town, in the Northern Midlands of Tasmania Australia. Scoured and combed for the grower in Victoria, the result is an elegant and lustrous fibre of long staple length suited to hand spinning and felting.

Whilst not as soft as Merino, if spun woollen style it will make lovely and durable sweaters, cardigans, vest etc. It is ideal for Aran style knitting with cables and twists accentuated by the lovely lustre for which English Leicester fibre is renown. If spun semi worsted and finely, it will suit laceweight shawls and wraps. The fibre hand dyes beautifully and is also excellent for knitted or crocheted articles fulled fo felt.

Typically the fibres measure 32-38 microns
Hand wash finished items.

As far as the growers can find out, no one has ever released Australian grown and processed English Leicester combed tops. We are so proud to be able to share with you this magic fibre processed in Victoria for us proudly grown, scoured and top made in Australia.

English Leicester sheep have bee farmed in Tasmania since the mid 1820’s.

Thank you for stopping buy.



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