2016 Wool Fleece

Now accepting reservations!

Interested in reserving fleece from the 2016 shearing?  Please click here for information. 

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Our non-Cotswold sheep are jacketed during hay feeding season to provide the discriminating handspinner with beautiful fiber free of vegetation.  Even uncoated Cotswold fleeces will contain very little VM.  Fleeces may be purchased whole or divided in half. Half fleeces are always divided from head to tail. The bred ewe flock is shorn in early March.  Unbred animals are shorn later during April as the weather and time alllows.  Following shearing, fleeces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis unless reserved. A charge of $20 per fleece will positively hold a particular fleece for you. This fee will be applied to the final purchase price of the fleece. Final price is determined by fleece weight. Expected fleece weights are listed with each fleece. If a flaw is discovered in a reserved fleece, I will email you as soon as it's discovered.

Free samples - small lock of the fleece - may be requested to confirm color.

Note: If you are outside of the USA, please check with your country's regulations regarding importing RAW fleece prior to purchasing from us. And, additional shipping charges will likely apply.

See our Questions & Answers page to address the more common fleece and wool questions.


Colored Fine Wool

Colored Medium Wool

Colored Long Wool

Colored Cotswold Wool



White Medium Wool

Name
Breed

Approx.

Staple Length

Comments

Gooseberry

(ewe)

CVM/Ramb./Finn/B. Leic.

Gooseberry fleece sample locks

3.0"

Nice firm crimp, good length and some luster. Age has shortened this fleece but the length is still very usable.  A pretty, medium grade fleece. Coated.  $13.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 5-6 lb. 

Gooseberry's 2016 fleece is available.

Snowflake

(ewe)

B. Leic./Ramb./Finn

snowflake sample lock

3.5"

She's giving up some length to age but this is a very pretty fleece. Lovely crimp, very workable length and some luster. This is a springy, dense fleece with a soft hand. Coated.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 8-9 lb.

Snowflake's 2016 fleece is available.

Angel

(ewe)

CVM/Ramb./Finn

angel sample fleece locks

4.25"

Angelique's last lamb, she takes her mother's place in the flock. This fleece is definately on the fine side of medium. Almost a fine, but not quite. Super soft and crimpy. Good luster for the fineness. Coated. $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 7-8 lb.

Angel's 2016 fleece is reserved for Vellie U.

Daisy

(ewe)

CVM/Ramb./Cotswold/Bor.Leic.

daisy fleece sample locks

6.0"

A lovely medium grade fleece with wide flat locks, firm crimp and good luster and length for the grade. Coated.  $15.00 per pound.  Full fleece approx. 8-9 lb.

Half Daisy's 2016 fleece is reserved for Jean.

Half Daisy's 2016 fleece is reserved for Lisa L.

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Marshmallow

(ewe)

CVM/Ramb./Finn/Cotswold

marshmallow fleece sample locks

4.0"

Crimpy, crimpy!  On the far fine end of medium grade, soft, skinny little locks, a bit cream colored with some luster.  Coated.  $15.00 per pound.  Full fleece approx. 6-7 lb.

Half Marshmallow's 2016 fleece is reserved for Patty O..

Half Marshmallow's 2016 fleece is reserved for Anita C.

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Macaroon

(ewe)

CVM/Ramb./Finn/Cotswold

macaroon fleece sample locks

5.0"

Medium grade, soft, a bit cream colored. Very nicely crimped with some luster.  Coated.  $15.00 per pound.  Full fleece approx. 6-7 lb.

Macaroon's 2016 fleece is reserved for Rita B.

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Wee Little Guy

(ram)

Bor.Leic./CVM/Ramb.

Wee Little Guy's fleece

5.5"

Wee Little Guy is a small ram who had a rough start in life but is now hale and hearty and very sweet.  Too small to make a sensible breeding ram, he is instead a companion for the big rams and a fleece producer.  On the heavier end of medium grade.  I almost put him in the long category due to a wide crimp but the fleece handles more like a soft medium.  Nice luster for the grade.  Coated.  $15.00 per pound.    Full fleece approx. 7-8 lb.

Wee Little Guy's 2016 fleece is reserved for Carrie J.







White Long Wool
Name
Breed
Staple Length
Comments

Tahiti

(ewe)

Cotswold/B. Leicester/CVM/Ramb.

tahiti fleece sample locks

4.75"

Daughter of Pearl, this fleece has the luster and crimp of a long wool, but is softer and somewhat shorter like a medium grade, but I kept it in the Long Wool category. She's lost a little length to age but it's still a more than adequate length.  The crimp is soft and the wool has a nice, drape-y handle. Full fleece approx. 8-9 lb. Coated.  $15.00 per lb. 

Tahiti's 2016 fleece is reserved for Barb M.

Luna

(ewe)

Cotswold/B. Leicester/CVM/Ramb.

lune fleece sample locks

4.0 "

Lovely big, blocky locks, stongly defined crimp and high luster. There does seem to be some yellowing to the fleece except along the middle of the back.  It may or may not wash fully white, so a dye project (or butter color yarn) should be in your plans.   Coated.   $13.00 per lb. Full fleece weighed 9-10 lb. 

Half Luna's 2016 fleece is reserved for Vallery M.

Half Luna's 2016 fleece is reserved for Anita C.

Pretty

(ewe)

Cotswold X Border Leicester

Pretty fleece sample locks

6.5"

Last daughter of Pearl. This fleece shows a lot of Cotswold traits - strong, very high luster and a curl at the tips.  A nice bright white.  Coated. $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 8-9 lbs. 

Pretty's 2016 fleece is reserved for Susan A.







Colored Fine Wool
Name
Breed
Staple Length
Comments
Color

Ruby

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/Corr.

 

3.0"

Cinnamon color, very soft. That color change at the tip is not a break - the fleece faded some from being uncoated during early summer. Coated.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece 3-4 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

Half Ruby's 2016 fleece is reserved for Patty O.

Half Ruby's 2016 fleece is reserved for Ariel H.

Moorit






Colored Medium Wool
Name
Breed
Staple Length
Comments
Color

Tuxedo

(wether)

B. Leicester/CVM/Rambou.

Tuxedo fleece sample locks

3.0"

Gray with nice crimp and some sparkle for the grade. He's losing some length to age but still a usable staple.  Tux also has a few white spots on his neck and sides, so fleece will contain a small percentage of white which can be easily separated. Coated.  $13.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 7-8 lbs.  To be shorn in late April.

Tuxedo's 2016 fleece is available.

Charcoal gray
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Whiskey

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/B. Leic.

Whiskey fleece sample locks

3.75"

Also on the cusp of being "fine", but not quite. Very soft and good length for the fineness. Has faded some with age to a medium/light brown. The picture doesn't do it justice. Coated.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece 5-6 lb. 

Whiskey's 2016 fleece is reserved for Maude M.

Medium Moorit

Foxy

(ewe)

CVM/Ramb./B. Leic.

Foxy fleece sample locks

3.0"

A nice soft fleece with some luster for the grade.  She's given up some length to age but still a very usable length. Coated.  $13.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 5-7 lb. 

 

Foxy's 2016 fleece is reserved for Cheryl D.

Medium Moorit

Kahlua

(ewe)

CVM/Rambou.

3.0"

Very soft, nice crimp. On the fine side of medium. Alllllmost a fine. Color is a little redder - more warm - than this picture suggests but she has faded tremendously to an earthy sand color. Coated. $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 6-7 lb.  To be shorn in late April.

Half Kahlua's 2016 fleece is reserved for Judy P.

Half Kahlua's 2016 fleece is reserved for Patty O.

Pale Moorit

Velvet

(ewe)

CVM/Rambou/B. Leic.

velvet fleece sample locks

3.25"

Very soft. Very pronounced crimp with high luster. Staple has shortened with age and color has now faded from black to this slightly variegated steel gray. Very pretty and light enough to overdye if you wish. Coated. $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 6-7 lb. 

Velvet's 2016 fleece is available.

Gray

Onyx

(ewe)

CVM/Rambou/Cotswold

4.25"

Very strong, bold crimp with good luster. Has faded from black to varying shades of gray. Really pretty, and light sections are pale enough to overdye with beautiful results. Coated.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 9-7-8 lb. 

Onyx's 2016 fleece is reserved for Anita C.

Shaded Gray

Chenille

(ewe)

CVM/Rambou./Bor. Leic.

Chenille fleece sample locks

3.5"

Good length and luster given the fineness. Super crimpy. This fleece is definately on the fine side of medium. A nice solid red/brown with a very soft hand. Placed 2nd at the 2009 NY state fair in the Other Natural Color Medium division. Was 1st in same division at Finger Lakes Fiber Festival. Coated.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 8-9 lb. 

Half Chenille's 2016 fleece is reserved for Monique Z.

Half Chenille's 2016 fleece is reserved for Anita C.

Dark Moorit

Flower

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/Corr./Bor. Leic.

 

Flower fleece sample locks

 

4.0"

A nice medium fleece in a pleasant medium brown color. Nicely defined crimp and having a very soft hand with some sparkle. Coated.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 8-9 lbs. 

Flower's 2016 fleece is reserved for Karen B.

Medium Moorit

Domino

(ewe)

Romeldale/Corr./Bor. Leic.

domino fleece sample locks

4.0"

A very soft handling fleece on the fine end of medium. Faded to beautiful gray shades.   Nicely crimped and soft handling. Coated.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 8-9 lb. 

Domino's 2016 fleece is reserved for Christine M.

Gray Shades

Ginger

(ewe)

Romeldale/Corr./Bor. Leic.

ginger fleece sample locks

4.25"

A medium fleece, but on the fine side of medium. Soft hand with good luster for the fineness. Pronounced crimp and nice lock formation. Coated.  $15.00 per pound. Full fleece approx. 7-8 lb.

Half Ginger's 2016 fleece is reserved for Ingrid.

Half Ginger's 2016 fleece is reserved for Anita C.

Medium Moorit

Bacardi

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/ Border Leicester

bacardi fleece sample locks

4.0"

This medium fleece is on the heavier end of the grade. Although she started out dark moorit, Bacardi faded in her first year to this pretty oatmeal shade. Plenty light enough to dye if you wish, but lovely as it is. Pronounced crimp and good luster. Nice! Coated.  $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 9-10 lb. 

Half Bacardi's 2016 fleece is reserved for Barb M.

Half Bacardi's 2016 fleece is reserved for Chris V.

Pale Moorit

Copper

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/Bor. Leicester/Corrie

copper fleece sample locks

5.0"

This fleece is on the finer end of medium, but still falls into that grade. Very soft hand, great crimp, good length for the fineness. Copper was born dark moorit, but is fading in an uneven, mottled manner to shades of tan and sand .  Coated. $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 7-8 lb. 

* RESERVED SHOW FLEECE

(sold at MD Sheep and Wool Festival)

Shaded Moorit

Sweetie

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/Corrie

Sweetie fleece sample locks

4.25"

This is a really pretty fleece. Medium, but on the fine end. Very soft hand, soft crimp, nice length for the fineness. Quite a bit of luster for the grade. Coated. $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 8-9 lb. 

Sweetie's 2016 fleece is reserved for Cindy J.

Pale Moorit

Tiffany

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/Bor. Leic.

Tiffany fleece sample locks

5.5"

This pretty fleece is medium, but on the fine end. Very soft hand, good crimp, good length for the fineness. Quite a bit of luster for the grade. Coated.  $15,00 per lb, full fleece weighs 6-7 lb. 

Tiffany's 2016 fleece is reserved for Phuong N.

Pale Moorit
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Chemise

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/Bor. Leic.

chemise fleece sample locks

3.75"

This pretty fleece is medium, but on the fine end. Very soft hand, good crimp, good length for the fineness. Shades of medium to pale moorit. Quite a bit of luster for the grade. Coated.  $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 8-9 lb. 

Chemise's 2016 fleece is reserved for Rita B.

Moorit
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Star

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/Bor. Leic.

star fleece sample locks

4.0"

This pretty fleece is medium, but on the fine end. Good soft hand, crimp and length for the fineness. Currently a solid dark black but has some splotches of white across her back about the size of a short loaf of bread.  Coated.  $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 8-9 lb. 

Star's 2016 fleece is available.

Black with white spotting
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B.B.

(ram)

Bor. Leic./CVM/Rambouillet

locks from BB's fleece

4.0"

A solid medium type fleece.  Minimal luster, has a few gray strands in the black making it a dark charcoal rather than jet black.  Crimp is typical for a medium wool but rather disorganized and doesn't show well.   Coated.  $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 7-8 lb. 

B.B.'s 2016 fleece is available.

Black
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Mickey

(wether)

Cots/Bor.Leic./CVM/Rambouillet

Mickey fleece

4.0"

Solid charcoal with a good hand but it's definately on the coarse end of medium.  Moderate luster, defined crimp and a crinkly, crispy texture.  Coated.  $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 7-8 lb. 

Half Mickey's 2016 fleece is available.

Half Mickey's 2016 fleece is reserved for Lisa L.

Black
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Minnie

(ewe)

Cots/Bor.Leic./CVM/Rambouillet

minnie fleece sample locks

4.5"

Although they are twins, Minnie's fleece is quite different from Mickey's.  It's mid-range for a medium fleece, more luster, defined crimp and a softer hand than Mickey.  Coated.  $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 7-8 lb. 

Half Minnie's 2016 fleece is reserved for Karen J.

Half Minnie's 2016 fleece is reserved for Monique Z.

Black
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Salsa

(ewe)

Corrie/CVM/Rambouillet

salsa fleece sample locks

4.25"

Medium grade, moderate luster, faded to a warm sand color.  Blunt, blocky locks.  Wool is firm and almost crispy in texture. Coated.  $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 7-8 lb. 

Half Salsa's 2016 fleece is reserved for Rita B.

Half Salsa's 2016 fleece is reserved for Patty O.

Pale Moorit
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Large Marge

(ewe)

Bor.Leic./CVM/Rambouillet

Large Marge fleece sample locks

4.0"

Marge is soft with a bit of sparkle to her fleece. Grade is the heavy end of medium but soft handling.    Coated.  $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 9-10 lb. 

Large Marge's 2016 fleece is available.

Black to Gray
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Freckles

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/Bor.Leic.

Freckles fleece sample locks

4.0"

Freckles is fading from black to mottled dark gray. Grade is the fine end of medium with minimal luster and super crimpy.  Coated.  $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 8-9 lb. 

Freckles' 2016 fleece is available.

Dark Gray
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Carmel

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/Bor.Leic.

Carmel fleece sample locks

4.5"

Carmel is a super crimpy fine-ish medium with a long staple for the grade. Dark moorit.  Coated.  $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 8-9 lb.

Carmel's 2016 fleece is reserved for Carrie J.

2nd in Nat'l Colored Medium class MD Sheep and Wool Festival 2015 - woot!

Moorit
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Castillo

(ram)

CVM/Rambouillet/Cotswold/Finn

sample locks Castillo fleece

5.5"

Castillo is a ram with a nicely crimped, mottled gray fleece.  Soft hand and some luster.  Coated.  $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 8-9 lb. 

Castillo's 2016 fleece is available.

Gray
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Violet

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/Cotswold

locks Violet fleece

4.0"

Violet is black and dark charcoal gray except for some sun-faded tips. Pronounced crimp and soft with minimal luster.  Coated.  $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 6-7 lb. 

Violet's 2016 fleece is available.

Black/Dark Gray
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Yahtzee

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/Cotswold

yahtzee fleece sample locks

5.0"

Beautiful spotted fleece.  Mostly black but with patches of mottled gray.   Probably 80% black and 20% gray.  Pronounced crimp and soft with high luster.  Coated.  $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 6-7 lb. 

Yahtzee's 2016 fleece is reserved for Diane W.

Honorable Mention in Natural Color Medium class MD Sheep and Wool Festival 2015- essentially 5th place.  :-)

Black and gray
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Snuggles

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/Cotswold/Corrie

Snuggles' fleece sample locks

4.5"

Pronounced crimp and soft, on the fine end of medium. Good sparkle for the grade. Coated.  $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 6-7 lb. 

Half Snuggles' 2016 fleece is available.

Half Snuggles' 2016 fleece is reserved for Shiralyn Y.

Black shading to gray
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Angelica

(ewe)

CVM/Rambouillet/Cotswold/Corrie

angelica fleece sample locks

4.0"

A nice solid medium fleece with pronounced crimp and softness.  This is a soft black shot through with silver fibers that suggests the fleece will go gray in coming years.  Coated.  $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 6-7 lb. 

Angelica's 2016 fleece is reserved for Diane W.

Black
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Brick

(ram)

CVM/Rambouillet/Cotswold/Bor.Leic.

fleece sample Brick

5.0"

This is a lovely gray fleece.  Good crimp, some luster, soft hand and good length for the grade.  I almost put him in 'long wool' but we'll keep him in medium for now. Coated.  $15.00 per lb, full fleece weighs 7-8 lb. 

Brick's 2016 fleece is reserved for Diane W.

Mottled Gray






Colored Long Wool
Name
Breed
Staple Length
Comments
Color

Gem

(ewe)

Bor. Leic./ CVM/Rambou.

gem fleece sample locks

4.25"

Excellent luster and hand. The fiber just sparkles. Well defined crimp and soft.  Placed 2nd in Nat'l Color (Other) Fleece in 2009 NY state fair.

Coated.   $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 7-9 lbs.

Gem's 2016 fleece is reserved for Barb M.

Medium gray


Peaches

(ewe)

Bor.Leic./CVM/Rambou/Finn

Peaches fleece sample locks

5.0"

Good length and a sturdy crimp.  High luster and a nice hand. Has faded from jet black to an even, medium gray. Light enough to overdye if you wish.  Coated.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 8-9 lbs.

Half Peaches' 2016 fleece is reserved for Leigh A.

Half Peaches' 2016 fleece is reserved for Shiralyn Y.

Medium gray


Ashes

(ewe)

Cotswold/Bor. Leic.


Ashes fleece sample locks

6.0"

Long, strong, bold and shiny. This mostly Cotswold crossbred is flecked with gray and may turn lighter yet with time. Heavy, lanky locks with good crimp.  Was Ch. Natural Color and Gr. Ch. Fleece of the NYS Fair 2011.  Coated.   $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 9-10 lbs.

Ashes' 2016 fleece is reserved for Deb S.

Very dark gray


Rocky

(ram)

Cotswold/Bor. Leic.



5.0"

Long, high luster and quite soft for the grade. Heavy, pronounced crimp. Res. Ch. Natural Color Fleece at NYS Fair 2011. This mostly Cotswold crossbred has lightened considerably since last year when this picture was taken. He's now a very pretty light gray! 

Coated.

$15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 9-10  lbs. 

Rocky's 2016 fleece is reserved for Rita B..

Medium to light gray


Jared

(ram)

Cotswold/Bor. Leic.



5.0"

Long, strong, bold crimp and shiny. This mostly Cotswold crossbred has turned lighter with time and is a medium gray. Heavy, lanky locks with good crimp.  Definately a coarse fleece but handles nicely.  Coated.

$15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 9-10 lbs. 

Jared's 2016 fleece is available.

Medium gray


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Fuzz

(ewe)

Cotswold/Bor. Leic.



Fuzz fleece sample locks

6.0"

Long, strong and shiny. This mostly Cotswold crossbred has several gray shades through the fleece as the picture at left shows.  Long lanky locks with a pretty wave. Coated.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 7-8 lbs. 

Fuzz's 2016 fleece is reserved for Deb S.

Very dark gray


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Taffy

(ewe)

Bor. Leic./CVM/Rambou.



Taffy fleece sample locks

6.0"

Taffy got the best of both worlds in this breed cross - Border Leicester length and a soft almost-medium grade fiber.  She's in this category primarily due to staple length. Excellent length and luster for the grade.  Coated.  Full fleece approx. 8-9 lbs.

* RESERVED SHOW FLEECE

(sold at MD Sheep and Wool Festival)

Black
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Snickers

(ewe)

Bor. Leic./CVM/Rambou./Finn



sample locks Snickers' fleece

5.0"

Long, soft, some luster and very black but shot through with sparkly gray fibers.  Prettier than the picture - I had to dull it down to show the crimp.  Coated.  Full fleece approx. 9-10 lbs. $15.00 per lb.

Snickers' 2016 fleece is reserved for Sara W.

Black
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Cocoa Puff

(ewe)

Cotswold/CVM/Rambou.



Cocoa Puff fleece sample locks

5.5 to 8.0"

Good luster and strong crimp except at the britch.  This fleece has multiple personalities - CVM/Rambouillet on the front half and Cotswold on the back half. A multi-tasking fleece for multiple projects! Pretty, mottled dark gray. Coated.  Full fleece approx. 8-9 lbs. $15.00 per lb.

Half Cocoa Puff's 2016 fleece is available.

Half Cocoa Puff's 2016 fleece is reserved for Ariel H.

Many shades of gray
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Coconut

(ewe)

CVM/Rambou./Cotswold/Finn



Coconut fleece sample locks

4.0"

Distinct crimp, some luster, shot through with a very few silver fibers - may turn gray in coming years.   Coated.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 7-8 lbs.

Coconut's 2016 fleece is available.

Black


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Chantilly

(ewe)

CVM/Rambou./Cotswold/Finn



Chantilly fleece sample locks

4.75"

Strong crimp but still soft handling. Gray shaded with some nice luster. Coated.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 6-7 lbs.

 

Chantilly's 2016 fleece is reserved for Leigh A.

Very dark gray


 






White Cotswold Wool
Name
Breed
Staple Length
Comments
Color
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Isabelle

(ewe)

Cotswold


Picture coming soon

6.0"

Loose, soft curls with some nice luster. Coated.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 7-8 lbs.

 

Isabelle's 2016 fleece is reserved for Leigh A.

White


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Jazz

(ewe)

Cotswold


jazz fleece sample curls

6.0"

Coated. Nice wavy curls with good luster.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 7-8 lbs.

* RESERVED SHOW FLEECE

(MD Sheep and Wool Festival)

White


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Kenya

(ewe)

Cotswold


kenya fleece sample locks

6.0"

Not coated but very clean. Nice wavy curls with good luster.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 7-8 lbs.

Kenya's 2016 fleece is sold.

White


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Kim

(ewe)

Cotswold



8.0"

Long, high luster, good curl definition with a classic, strong Cotswold hand. Coated  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 8-9 lbs.

Kim's 2016 fleece is reserved for Leigh A.

White


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Merry

(ewe)

Cotswold


Merry fleece sample locks

7.5"

Not coated but very clean. Very good luster on locks that are less curly and more wavy.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 7-8 lbs.

* RESERVED SHOW FLEECE

(MD Sheep and Wool Festival)

Merry's 2016 fleece is available.

White


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Neville

(ram)

Cotswold


Picture coming soon

7.5"

Coated.  Good luster on locks with good curls.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 9-10 lbs.

* RESERVED SHOW FLEECE

(sold at MD Sheep and Wool Festival)

White


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Octavia

(ewe)

Cotswold


Octavia fleece sample locks

7.0"

Coated.  High luster.  Curl type varies but hand and length is very nice.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 8-9 lbs.

Octavia's 2016 fleece is available.

White


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Odessa

(ewe)

Cotswold



Picture coming soon

7.0"

Coated.  High luster.  Curl type varies but hand and length is very nice.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 8-9 lbs.

Odessa's 2016 fleece is reserved for Natalie R.

White


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Oleander

(ewe)

Cotswold



Oleander fleece sample locks

6.5"

Not coated but very clean.  High luster.  Nice curl and with a very soft hand for a Cotswold.   $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 8-9 lbs.

Oleander's 2016 fleece is reserved for Natalie R.

White


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Olga

(ewe)

Cotswold



Olga fleece sample locks

7.0"

Not coated but very clean.  High luster.  Soft with wavy tendril locks rather than tight curls.   $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 7-8 lbs.

Olga's 2016 fleece is reserved for Natalie R.

White


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Olivia

(ewe)

Cotswold



Olivia fleece sample locks

9.0"

Coated.  Very high luster.  Soft and silky with wavy tendril locks rather than tight curls.   $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 7-8 lbs.

* RESERVED SHOW FLEECE

(MD Sheep and Wool Festival)

Olivia's 2016 fleece is available.

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Ophelia

(ewe)

Cotswold


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7.0"

Coated.  One dark gray spot on her hip about the size of a slice of bread.  Good luster and handle.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 7-8 lbs.

Ophelia's 2016 fleece is reserved for Natalie R.

*White with a palm sized dark gray spot*


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Oreo

(ewe)

Cotswold


oreo fleece sample locks

8.0"

Not coated but very clean. High luster and very good length.  A bit coarser than some but handles nicely. Born with colored fleece from the loin area back.  Now faded to a super pale gray (long locks at top of pic, left).  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 6-7 lbs.

Oreo's 2016 fleece is reserved for Natalie R.

* White with hindquarters a very pale gray*


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Peanut

(ewe)

Cotswold



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7.0"

Coated. High luster and very good length.    $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 6-7 lbs.

Peanut's 2016 fleece is reserved for Chris V.

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Popcorn

(ewe)

Cotswold



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7.0"

Coated. High luster and very good length.    $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 6-7 lbs.

Popcorn's 2016 fleece is reserved for Karen M.

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Snubby

(ewe)

Cotswold



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7.0"

Coated. High luster and very good length.    $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 6-7 lbs.

Snubby's 2016 fleece is reserved for Natalie R.

White



We sell raw, skirted Cotswold fleece by the pound or by the whole fleece. Curl character does vary, so let us know your plans for the wool and we can pick a fleece that will perform the best for your project.   $15.00 per lb if buying by the pound. If you are interested in whole fleeces, please email us as weights will vary but generally run 9-12 lbs..


There is some difference between a Cots lamb fleece, and fleece from older animals. In general, we find it to be finer and silkier.  We sell raw, skirted lamb fleece by the pound, usually starting in September, when all the Cotswold lambs are shorn for the first time.  Fleece is generally 5 inches long at that time.   If you are interested, please contact us for info on availability.  $18.00 per lb.  Whole, UNskirted lamb fleece is $15/lb and weights range from 3-5 lbs. generally.






Colored Cotswold Wool
Name
Breed
Staple Length
Comments
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Helen

(ewe)

Cotswold

helen fleece sample locks

5.0"

Not coated but super clean.  Great luster and soft/silky hand for a strong long wool.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 7-8 lbs.

 

Helen's 2016 fleece is reserved for Natalie R.

Medium gray


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Ida

(ewe)

Cotswold



ida fleece sample locks

5.5"

Not coated but very clean.  Loosely curled locks with great luster. Medium and pale gray shading.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 6-7 lbs.

Ida's 2016 fleece is reserved for Natalie R.

Light gray


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Irene

(ewe)

Cotswold


irene fleece sample locks

6.0"

Coated.  Loose wavy locks with great luster. Very nice hand and a pretty silver color.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 6-7 lbs.

* RESERVED SHOW FLEECE

(sold at MD Sheep and Wool Festival)

Earned Honorable Mention in Colored Long Wool division - essentially 5th place - woot!

Medium gray


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Madeline

(ewe)

Cotswold



sample locks Madeline fleece

7.0"

Not coated but very clean.  She has a lustrous fleece containing several shades of gray.  Long lanky locks with a pretty wave. Uncoated.  $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 6-7 lbs.

Madeline's 2016 fleece is reserved for Natalie R.

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Monique

(ewe)

Cotswold



monique fleece sample locks

6.5"

Not coated, but very clean.  A lustrous fleece with good length and containing shades of dark gray.  Nice curl at the tip of the locks.   $15.00 per lb. Full fleece approx. 6-7 lbs.

Monique's 2016 fleece is reserved for Natalie R.

Gray shades


 
 
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Our Colored Cotswolds vary quite a bit in color. Most individuals bear a range of grays shading to black. Some are predominantly pale to medium silver with just a little black on the neck and legs, others are the reverse. All have high luster and good curl. We sell raw, skirted Cotswold fleece at  $15.00 per lb.  Colored Cotswold fleeces generally run 8-11 lbs.


There is some difference between a Cots lamb fleece, and fleece from older animals. In general, we find it to be finer and silkier.  We sell raw, skirted lamb fleece by the pound, usually starting in September, when all the Cotswold lambs are shorn for the first time.  Fleece is generally 5 inches long at that time.  If you are interested, please contact us for info on availability.  $18.00 per lb.  Whole, UNskirted lamb fleece is $15/lb and weights range from 3-5 lbs. generally.
 



**First Shearing

The first fleece shorn from a sheep is often considered the softest the animal will ever produce, and is very desirable for handspinning. Many natural colored sheep at Nistock Farms will fade to gray, often by their second shearing, so these fleeces are often the darkest available, too. Lamb fleeces from Nistock Farms have been coated, and are well skirted, just like the adult's.


* RESERVED SHOW FLEECE

Nistock Farms attends several sheep and wool festivals yearly and regularly exhibits several fleeces. Most shows require fleeces submitted for judging to be sold during their sale.  You may ask to reserve a show fleece in the event it doesn't sell at a show, but be aware that usually a show fleece does sell at the event it's exhibited in.  For that reason, we don't take deposits on show fleece reservations but your request will be noted and you'll be contacted after the event with sale results.


     
   

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