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Fleece - English Leicester Longwool - White

FIB-1150

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Fleece - English Leicester Longwool - White

This Conservation Breed was at one time the most common sheep in England.  They almost became extinct in North America in the 1930's and 1940's, save for a few in Canada.  Thanks to the efforts of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in the 1980's the breed is making a comeback in the US with stock originally imported from Australia.  Leicester Longwool is a joy to spin due to its staple length, strength, wavy crimp and luster.  Takes dyes exceptionally well and is suited for next-to-skin garments.

Specifications:

  • Breed: English Leicester Longwool
  • Weight: 1.0 lb.
  • Staple Length: 7 - 8 inches
  • Micron Average: 32 - 35
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$9.99
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Fleece - English Leicester Longwool - White

This Conservation Breed was at one time the most common sheep in England.  They almost became extinct in North America in the 1930's and 1940's, save for a few in Canada.  Thanks to the efforts of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in the 1980's the breed is making a comeback in the US with stock originally imported from Australia.  Leicester Longwool is a joy to spin due to its staple length, strength, wavy crimp and luster.  Takes dyes exceptionally well and is suited for next-to-skin garments.

Specifications:

  • Breed: English Leicester Longwool
  • Weight: 1.0 lb.
  • Staple Length: 7 - 8 inches
  • Micron Average: 32 - 35