Fleece Quality and Characteristics

Cotswold Fiber

Tunis Fleece Quality

 Tunis wool is lustrous 24 to 30 microns, long-stapled 4 to 6 inches. Ewes generally produce a fleece weighing 8-10 pounds and a ram’s fleece will weigh 12-15 pounds with a 56 to 58 spinning count wool. Tunis wool is considered to be a down fiber which produces pliable and soft yarns. There is no scratchiness or skin irritations therefore 100% Tunis wool scarves and hats are very desirable.


Cotswold Fleece Quality

 Cotswold are sheared twice a year and are generally sold by the ounce. Wool locks are usually 5 inches or more in length with strong fiber consistency and curly crimp. Cotswold is a spinner's delight. It is no wonder it is often referred to as a "Poor Man's Mohair". 

Fleece and Fiber

White Cotswold Fleece

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Cotswold fleeces are sold in the grease and usually range from four to seven pounds after skirting lightly. Cotswold fleeces are either white or natural colored. We have ewe fleeces and ram fleeces. It sells for $6.00 to $8.00 per lb. plus shipping depending on the fleece. Fleeces are usually shipped USPS. We are PayPal friendly. 

Cotswold Locks

Dyed Cotswold Locks

Dyed Cotswold locks are available in a variety of colors: pink, turquoise, green, blue, purple, gold, and of course white and natural colored. The wool is lustrous and spins easily into yarn and is great for dry or wet felting.  The locks sell for $10.00 per lb. plus shipping . The locks are usually shipped USPS. We are PayPal friendly.  

Cotswold Locks

Purple and Gold Cotswold locks

Locks come in a variety of colors and can be dyed to your specification. 

Tunis Fleece in the Grease

 The yarn makes beautiful scarves, hats, and socks. Garments can be worn directly on the skin.

Tunis fleeces average four to six pounds each after skirting lightly. Each fleece sells for $25.00 plus shipping. Tunis fleece takes dye beautifully and spins easily. The yarn makes beautiful scarves, hats, and socks. Garments can be worn directly on the skin. Many  knitters love to make baby blankets from the fiber.  

Multi-colored Homespun Yarn

Multi-colored homespun Cotswold and Tunis blend.

 Multi-colored homespun Cotswold and Tunis blend. Each ball contains ten to twelve yards. Each ball/skein sells for $8.00 each plus shipping. 

Cotswold Homespun Yarn

Purple and Gold Cotswold Homespun Yarn

 100% Cotswold homespun yarn. Each ball contains ten to twelve yards. Each ball/skein sells for $8.00 each plus shipping. The yarn ships USPS, and we are PayPal friendly.