~ Spinning Fibers ~
Mad About Ewes is happy to offer eight
different fibers from the farm 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 come out to the farm to choose your
fiber "in person" - shipping is free if you live outside the area.
The following fibers are available in
varying amounts - please
e-mail us for specific weights:
Remy - Our chocolate "moose",
Remy is a Rambouillet/Columbia cross, and produces a wonderfully soft, lofty
fleece. Great for knitting.
Lucy - A medium gray Corriedale,
Lucy has been a customer favorite for years. Very soft hand.
Jet - A Corriedale/Suffolk cross,
Jet's fleece is a shorter staple length, which makes it a great beginner
fleece. Very easy to draft.
River - New to the farm two years
ago, River is a purebred Shetland - her lovely cream colored fleece has a
bit of moorit flecking in it, which, when spun, will result in a slightly
Ivy - A natural colored cross,
Ivy's light grey fleece makes fantastic warp for weaving.
Dove - One of our long time resident
Corriedales, Dove is still producing lovely soft white fleece, perfect for
those "wear next to the skin" knitting projects.
Skye - If you've never had the
opportunity to spin CVM, you owe it to yourself to give it a try - incredible
soft and lofty, the CVM/Romeldale is a rare breed that is finally making
a comeback in this country. Skye's pearl grey fleece is truly a handspinner's
Karma/Sage - This is a CVM/Corriedale
blend that we did last year, and it was so successful and popular, we decided
to do it again. Another lovely lofty fleece that spins like butter!
Back row, from left: Remy,
Lucy, Jet, River
Front row, from left: Ivy, Dove, Skye, Karma/Sage