Category: Wool Breed

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… Continue Reading “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”

Wool Breed: Suffolk

  Image from http://www.raisingsheep.net History: The Suffolk sheep became a recognized breed in 1810 from crossing Southdown rams with old-style Norfolk Horn ewes per the Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook. The first documented import to North America was made in 1888. Fleece Facts: Size: ┬áRam:… Continue Reading “Wool Breed: Suffolk”

Wool Breed: Miniature Harlequin Sheep

I recently received a lovely bit of wool from one of my Instagram spinning mates. ┬áThe wool came from Harley, a Harlequin sheep that lives on a small family farm, not too far from her. Harley had quite a bit of chaff in his… Continue Reading “Wool Breed: Miniature Harlequin Sheep”

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