Photo URL: shetlandwoolweek.com Shetland Wool Week kicks off in just hours. You can catch the live broadcast from the Wool Week Hug, located in the Boat Hall at the Shetland Museum and Archives. When the feed is off air, they are broadcasting some lovely music from Shetland Radio Station 96.2 FM. Enjoy!
History: The Wensleydale Longwool sheep began in the early 19th century in the North Yorkshire area, as a cross between an old-type Teeswater ewe and a new Leicester ram. Fleece Facts: Size: large sheep with mature rams weighing up to 308 lbs (140kg); ewes around 220 lbs (100kg) Horns: Hornless Fleece Weight: 7-20 pounds (3.2-9… Continue reading Wool Breed: Wensleydale Longwool
I attended Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene, Oregon this past June with my friend, Larraine. What an experience. I have heard great things about the wool judging by Judith MacKenzie that she does at this event and I was able to catch a few minutes of her in action. Amazing! The crazy part of Black Sheep Gathering,… Continue reading Wool Breed: Wensleydale – The story of my two pound fleece.