Breed Sampler Standard Wool
This is a 6oz sampler of the below breeds, all samples are 1oz and undyed.
Our BFL is 100% Blue Faced Leicester, which is a British wool that is imported. Characteristics include a 4-5" staple and 25-27 micron, but feels much softer. BFL has a unique luster that leads to vivid dye results.
Our 100% Falkland measures 26 microns and has a 4-6” staple. The wool is bred on the Falkland Islands where the stock consists mostly of Corridale, Polwarth, and Dohn Merino, which has been selectively bred to survive the harsh climate of the islands. The upside to the harsh climate is a lack of insects and disease so the wool is chemical free.
Our 100% Corriedale Cross comes directly from the UK, where it is raised for both wool and meat. Corriedale Cross is a mixture of Merino and Lincoln which was created almost simultaneously in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States in 1914. It measures at 29 micron and has a staple length of 3.5”.
Our 100% Cheviot comes from the UK where it is the main breed used for wool. Cheviot fibers draft easily but are not slippery making it the perfect wool for beginning spinners. It measures 27 microns and has a staple length of 3”.
Our 100% Targhee is raised and processed in the USA. Targhee was originally bred in Idaho in the mid 1900’s. It is bred from Rambouillet, Corriedale, and Lincoln Ewes with Rambouillet Rams. Staple is 3” with a micron count of 23.
Pour 100% Rambouillet is from the UK but was oringally bred in France at the palace of Versailles from Merino stock, it is also know as French Merino. It measures 25 microns and has a staple length of 3” this is also pin drafted.