Fleece List

Creating a Sheep Breed Book for my MSP certification has created a new kind of wool addiction for me. I’m finding it fascinating to work with so many different fleeces, both in the washing and the spinning. I’m now avidly collecting as many breeds as I can from North America and around the world, expanding my project beyond the assignment for my own gratification. This is a list of the sheep fleece I’ve obtained to spin either full or partial. If it isn’t on this list yet, it means I want an excellent quality sample, far preferably in the grease,  minimum of 4 ounces, but prefer 8 ounces. Contact me if you have a good, reliable source at a reasonable price for a breed not currently here on my list. List is alphabetical by what I believe to be the most proper name for the breed.

Babydoll Southdown

Black Welsh Mountain

Bluefaced Leicester (BFL)

Border Leicester

Bowmont

California Variegated Mutant (CVM)

Castlemilk Moorit

Cheviot

Churra Galega Mirandesa (Need a grease lock)

Cigája

Clun Forest

Columbia

Coopworth

Cormo

Corriedale

Cotswold

Delaine Merino

Dorset

Drenthe Heath

East Friesian Milk Sheep

Finnish Landrace

Galway

Gotland

Gulf Coast Native

Hampshire Down (Only have an extremely poor quality sample; would like better)

Harlequin

Hebridean

Herdwick

Hog Island

Icelandic

Ile de France

Jacob

Kainuu Grey Finnsheep

Leicester Longwool

Lincoln Longwool

Merino (listed under specific Merino breeds)

Montadale (Only have washed; would like greasy sample)

Mule (Only have sample; would like enough to spin)

Navajo-Churro

North Ronaldsay (Only have sample; would like enough to spin)

Peppin Merino (I think it’s Peppin! Am currently trying to verify this with breeder.)

Polypay

Portuguese Merino (Need grease lock)

Racka

Rambouillet

Romeldale

Romney

Scottish Blackface

Scottish Greyface

Sharlea Merino

Shetland

Suffolk

Targhee

Teeswater

Texel

Tiroler Bergschaf

Tunis

Wensleydale

Whitefaced Woodland

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Published on June 23, 2011 at 3:10 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. Hi, I am a felter and would love to hear from you about your findings, and even your sources, I will have a look at what I might find to help you too. A friend of mine and I are also compiling a list of characteristics of fleece and maybe we can help, what is it exactly you are making notes of… email me at m-219@hotmail.com 🙂

  2. i reviewed your list and think its wonderful. I have seen Icelandic and Jacobs on ebay (search spinning fiber) so perhaps there’s a start on more of your collection. Some breeders will sell raw by the oz. Hope that may help.
    I do want to offer a smidge of info for you. A Mule is a crossbreed of sheep so you would have to think about what particular combination of genetics (fleece) you would like and the resulting fiber that may or may not result. Simply stated its a lovely fuzzy mutt. I don’t know if that takes one off the list or only adds infinite mind boggling variety to your collection. Have fun!


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