#spin15aday2021 post no. 14

Once again, more wool talk!

This week’s breed of choice:  American Tunis

You can find info and pictures for American Tunis sheep over on these websites:

Via books:

    • The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook, Robson, Deborah & Ekarius, Carol, page 226-228
    • Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools – Edited by Deborah Robson, page 69

What there is to know about American Tunis Sheep:

  • It’s a conservation breed
  • It’s a fat-tailed sheep
  • A tasty meat sheep
  • Made an appearance in North America in the late 1700’s
  • The fleeces are ivory to cream in color
  • Staple length is 3 – 6 inches (7.5 – 15 cm)
  • Fleeces weigh in 6 – 15 pounds (2.7 – 6.8 kg)
  • 24 – 29 microns
  • Great for knitting, crocheting and weaving.
  • Takes dyes well

Look at that crimp! There will be a little bit of this fleece sampling this weekend!

Until next time, spin on…or wash some fleece, maybe card a batt, how about some combing…whatever you do, make it a life with wool.

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