Tasmanian English Leicester lamb locks unwashed raw fleece.
- 100 gram packs
- Raw unwashed locks
- Suited to spinning, felting, dyeing etc.
- Length and crimp will vary from pack to pack.
- Grown and produced in Tasmania
- 32- 38 micron range.
English Leicester fleece is 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.
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 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.
Pictures are an indication only and packs will very in length and crimp.