Tasmanian English Leicester lamb locks unwashed raw fleece.
English Leicester fleece is a rare breed and highly prized for its lustre and length. On the animal, the fleece grows dense and free. The lock is a medium width showing a well defined wave or crimp from the skin to the tip. The staple lengths will vary as these locks are from lambs at their first shearing. The fibre range is generally 32-38 microns. This sounds like a strong wool, and it is! but the lambs locks are just beautiful and much softer, I love to use them in my art yarns for texture and colour.
- 100 gram packs
- Raw unwashed locks greasy wool
- Suited to spinning, felting, dyeing etc.
- Length and crimp will vary from pack to pack.
- Grown and produced in Tasmania
- 32- 38 micron range.
For the hand spinner, the fibres can be washed, combed, hand or drum carded, or each staple can even be simply hand flicked and introduced to the wheel orifice.
A little about the stud and sheep that grew these delicious locks.
Melton Park English Leicester Stud is a very special place in Tasmania. Anne Heazlewood cares for her English Leicester sheep on the Heazlewood property where English Leicester sheep have been raised for over 150 years. In fact, the property has been breeding English Leicester sheep since 1854! Melton Park takes a sustainable/permaculture approach to farming. Since the property has been involved with sheep for so long, the pastures are healthy and well maintained, allowing for healthy and happy sheep.
Photo's are an indication only and will vary from pack to pack.
Please be aware this product will not be shipped outside Australia.