estimated fewer than 5,000 purebred animals existing worldwide.
Borrowing from the "golden fleece" legend, we
are pleased to offer "Golden Sheep Yarn"
pure Cotswold wool yarn exclusively from our flock.
Fleece from our Cotswold sheep flock is carefully skirted
and sorted by hand to ensure that only sound, clean, long-stapled
fiber goes into our yarn. The natural white yarn is
not snow white, but rather a warm cream or ivory color.
My brother calls it "candlelight" and I think
that's the perfect description of the color.
Our Cotswold yarn is milled by Stonehedge
Farm and Fiber Mill whose expertise with long-stapled
fiber really highlights the natural luster of this lovely
long wool. Sometimes called Poor Man's Mohair, Cotswold
has arguably the most shine of all wools, and takes dye
wonderfully. It is a strong, supple yarn with
a feeling of substance to it, and will drape nicely.
- High luster with a shine that seems to light
the yarn from within
- Strong and can handle wear and abrasion without
- Smooth, with very little elasticity
- Substantial yet supple, providing good drape
to finished goods
Our yarn is currently created in two weights - a 3-ply
bulky and a 3-ply sportweight. There are also a few skeins
listed of prior, different weights.