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4 lb 4 oz Raw Shetland-Jacob Cross Wool Fleece, Perfect for Felted Rug, "Sorrel"
4 lb 4 oz Raw Shetland-Jacob Cross Wool Fleece, Perfect for Felted Rug, "Sorrel"
4 lb 4 oz Raw Shetland-Jacob Cross Wool Fleece, Perfect for Felted Rug, "Sorrel"
4 lb 4 oz Raw Shetland-Jacob Cross Wool Fleece, Perfect for Felted Rug, "Sorrel"
4 lb 4 oz Raw Shetland-Jacob Cross Wool Fleece, Perfect for Felted Rug, "Sorrel"

4 lb 4 oz Raw Shetland-Jacob Cross Wool Fleece, Perfect for Felted Rug, "Sorrel"

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This listing is for the full, unwashed fleece of one of our Shetland-Jacob cross sheep named Sorrel. Sorrel is a beautiful sheep with a deep black fleece with sun lightened tips. The staple length averages 4 inches and the fleece is oh so soft and fluffy! It has amazing crimp and consistency throughout the fleece! This fleece weighs 4 pounds, 4 ounces.

This fleece was professionally sheared and skirted. It has been picked through by hand to try to remove foreign matter and debris picked up in the field. Great care has been taken to remove all soiled, matted, and short portions of the fleece. It has a low level of vegetative matter (VM), as shown in the photos - a very clean fleece but with a small amount of VM. This fleece is stored in a smoke- and pet-free environment. 

There is some light cotting in this fleece, making it pretty well intact. It could be carefully pulled apart and hand processed for spinning into yarn but the best use would be for felting. Felted as it is, it would make a lovely rug or cape!

Shetland sheep are considered by the Livestock Conservancy to be a "Recovering" but endangered sheep breed. Just last year, they were classified as "Threatened" but have gained popularity as more and more people have discovered how wonderful their wool is! The Jacob has even fewer numbers and is considered a "Threatened" American breed. This fleece combines the best qualities of both fibers: softness, loft, handle, crimp, and color.

At our farm, we raise a herd of naturally colored Shetland and Shetland cross sheep and also support other breeders in the United States who are working to raise numbers (and awareness!) to help keep this amazing breed from going extinct. Our sheep are raised naturally and sheared humanely. They are carefully chosen for their desirable wool characteristics such as softness, loft, and length! We raise our sheep and goats without the use of hormones or unnecessary antibiotics and they graze on lush grass grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizer.

Happy crafting!

*Please keep in mind that these animals are pasture raised and are not coated. I do heavily skirt each fleece to remove second cuts, debris, and soiled fiber. However, some minor amounts of small VM may make it through. In opening up the locks after washing, you may see VM that has been trapped inside the lock fall out.


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