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5 lb Raw Shetland Wool Fleece, "Bull"
5 lb Raw Shetland Wool Fleece, "Bull"
5 lb Raw Shetland Wool Fleece, "Bull"
5 lb Raw Shetland Wool Fleece, "Bull"
5 lb Raw Shetland Wool Fleece, "Bull"
5 lb Raw Shetland Wool Fleece, "Bull"

5 lb Raw Shetland Wool Fleece, "Bull"

Regular price $80.00 Sale price $160.00 Unit price per
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This listing is for 5 pounds of a beautiful unwashed wool fleece from our Shetland sheep, Wooly Bully. This fleece is long, soft, and very true to breed! Locks average approximately 7 inches long and are a gorgeous natural white and brown -- Bully is a spotted sheep. The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook lauds Shetland wool for its fineness, crimp, and strength. It is a wool that both spins and felts with ease! This fleece represents a full year of growth and the long length and intact nature of the fleece would make it a great candidate for felting into a rug or a cool Viking-style cape! When laid flat, as in the first photo, the fleece measures approximately 65 by 48 inches.

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 is very low in vegetative matter. There is a moderate amount of VM around the neck portion of the fleece (last photo) - I left this intact in the event you wanted to you the fleece to make a rug or felt it for a cape so that the fleece didn't lose its shape. If you would prefer to use this wool for spinning, the neck portion can be removed and discarded. This fleece is stored in a smoke- and pet-free environment. It is ready for you to wash, dye, pick, card, spin, or felt!

Shetland sheep are considered by the Livestock Conservancy to be a “Recovering” but endangered sheep breed. In previous years, they were classified as “Threatened” but have gained popularity as more and more people have discovered how wonderful their wool is! At Phoenix Farm, we raise a herd of naturally colored Shetland 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 carefully chosen and bred for their desirable wool characteristics such as softness, loft, and length! They are lovingly raised and their fiber humanely sheared.

Phoenix Farm hand shears its wool every Spring from holistic pasture-raised animals — it is 100% natural! 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 spinning!

* Please keep in mind that these animals are pasture raised and are not covered. 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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