~ Spinning Fibers 2017 ~
Mad About Ewes is pleased to offer six
different fleeces this year, all in the form of ready-to-spin roving. Our
fleeces are processed by Gurdy Run Mill in Halifax, PA, and are washed in
a biodegradable, eco-friendly wool wash, which contains no harsh scouring
agents or chemicals.
All rovings are priced at $2.50 per
ounce. If you live locally, you are welcome to choose your roving "in person"
here at the farm, otherwise, I can mail it to you, with shipping charges
The following fibers are available in
varying amounts - please
e-mail us for specific weights:
Remy - Our BIG friendly "moose",
Remy is a Rambouillet/Columbia cross, and produces a lovely, soft fleece
in a nice medium grey. Great for knitting "next to the skin" items.
Donovan - This guy is one of
our resident sheep to shawl competitors, with LOTS of personality. A
Lincoln/Corriedale/CVM cross, he produces a lovely spinning fleece in a medium
grey, more suitable for outerwear or weaving.
Claire - This gal is a black
Border Leicester/Finn/Corriedale cross, and produces a gorgeous jet black
fleece - at least for now. Like most sheep, she is starting to lighten a
bit with age, but we currently have her 2015 and 2016 fleeces available.
Spins like a dream! Her 2017 fleece will contain small amounts of silver,
which will translate into a slightly heathered yarn.
River/Zoe/Sage - we blended
our two Shetland girls, River and Zoe, with our CVM, Sage, and the result
is fantastic. A gorgeous "wet sand" colored moorit, this fleece is perfect
for just about anything: hats, scarves, mittens, socks
.the list goes
Sweet Pea - This lovely white
Romney will make your jaw drop. Great for weaving and knitting too, our sheep
to shawl team has used this fleece for competitions with terrific results,
which translates into gorgeous drape.
Marigold - Another lovely white
Romney fleece, we have also used Marigold for sheep to shawl competitions
as well. Takes dye beautifully!
Carl has his work cut out for him with
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