Raw fleece for sale

Raw fleece for sale

“By purchasing our fleece you are helping to secure the future of our rare and native breeds”

We keep our rare and pedigree sheep for the beautiful fleece they produce. We let our sheep graze naturally, and enjoy just letting them be sheep, so fleeces do contain some vegetable matter and dirt which I do my best to remove.

Currently for Sale 

We currently have all of our sheep breeds raw unwashed fleece for sale. If you are interested in seeing a sample of our product or purchasing some please get in touch.

Fleece Price Guide 

Lamb and Shearling fleece £10 – £20
Ewe fleece £10 – £20
Gotland Fleece sold by the KG £10 – £30

Free samples are available on request

Gotland A fine, silver grey, lustrous and curly, Gotland fleece is lightweight, versatile and warm. Spun it can make soft, delicate garments or weatherproof outdoor wear. Gotland fleece is also superb for feltmaking and other crafts.

We have a variety of coloured fleece from grey to blue grey and black to ice white.

gotxbf_fleeceGotland X Bluefaced Leicester Gotland sheep were first established on the Swedish island of Gotland by the Vikings. They are an attractive breed with a beautiful grey fleece.

The Bluefaced Leicester is a longwool breed of sheep. The breed have curly, fine, rather lustrous wool which is one of the softest of the UK.

The cross of breeds produces a fine and dense fleece with a good lustre and is long with a more distinctive crinkle and silk like quality.

norfolk_fleeceNorfolk Horn The breed started to decline in popularity during the 18th and 19th centuries when it was replaced by more productive breeds such as the Southdown. By the 20th century the breed was on the verge of extinction with only one flock in existence after the First World War.add character.The wool is bouncy and firm, quite short and white, although there is often dark spots in different hues that add character. The fleece is firm and resilient.

The short, dense wool varies from white to fawn, with younger sheep in particular having a mottled fleece. The fleece can produce a smooth, bulky, low twist, rich ivory yarn influenced by the dark hairs of the wool.

balwen_fleeceBalwen The Balwen was originally bred in the Tywi Valley in central Wales and remained confined to the surrounding area for many years. As the area of coniferous plantation increased, the numbers of the Balwen declined and by 1947 there was only one ram remaining.

Their fleece is coarser and paler than that of the Black Welsh Mountain, making a yarn with character and white hairs for contrast.  Good for thick rugs and blankets.

castle_fleeceCastlemilk Moorit In the early twentieth century, a Sir Jock Buchanan-Jardine began a breeding programme on his Castlemilk Estate in Scotland. He developed the breed specifically to beautify his parkland and provide fine, moorit coloured wool to clothe his workers. Following his death in 1970 the flock was mostly culled.  However, a few ewes and two rams were saved.

When knitted up, the short fibres make pure yarns bulky with a plush, velvety handle. The attractive coloured fleece is very fine and soft and quite short with no kemp in the adult fleece. Although soft, silky and fine, the fleece is often also very short making it tricky to hand spin.

portland_fleecePortland The breed is a typical representative of the old tan-faced sheep that was found throughout the south west before the Roman invasion. Once common all over Dorset, the breed was once one of the rarest in Britain and is still at risk. It nearly became extinct in the 1970s, but has now recovered through efforts of dedicated breeders.

The characteristic colour of their soft, creamy fleece is tinged slightly tan/brown from the legs and face. The fleece is fine and much sought after by handspinners. Lambs are born with a foxy-red coat which changes in the first few months to a creamy white though some red kemp fibres may be found on the britch.