Category: Wool Breed

August Wool Breed Study: Bluefaced Leicester

BFL – photo from Bluefaced Leicester Union of North America A few facts about BFL: Fiber: 24-28 microns Staple Length:  3-6 inches (longwool) Natural Colors: Mostly white, can have black or gray genes. A fiber quite easy to find and available in both fleece…

Wool Breed: Colored Ryeland

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, nearly five months.  Time to get back at it. This week’s wool breed is Colored Ryeland. Picture from Wikipedia I’ll be spinning up this 20 grams  @bakewell_hearts shared with me awhile back. Historically, the Ryeland sheep are thought to…

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

There seems to be a slight case of mistaken identity for the 1 ounce sample of Suffolk I had purchased. The best place to read up on why the “gray/grey Suffolk” is not really Suffolk is in a blog post by Deb Robson, “The…

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