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 sheep are sheared twice a year. Their wool is sold as a whole, by the pound or 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".
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 $8.00 to $12.00 per lb. plus shipping depending on the fleece. Fleeces are usually shipped USPS. We are PayPal friendly.
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.
Locks come in a variety of colors and can be dyed to your specification.
Tunis fleeces average four to six pounds each after skirting lightly. Each fleece sells for $25.00 to $50.00 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.
Hand spun Tunis yarn. Natural cream skein- 44 yds. $7.00. Yellow Tunis skein- 30 yds. $5. Red Tunis skein 76 yds. $10.00 Plus shipping
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If you have a specific color in mind and a specific amount needed, just contact us. Orders can be easily customized to meet your creative ideas.
100% Cotswold homespun yarn. Each skein contains 56 to 96 yards. Each skein sells for $10.00 to $15.00 plus shipping. Email us for more specifics and more colors! The yarn ships USPS or UPS, and we are PayPal friendly.
If you have a specific color and quantity in mind for your next creative project, just contact us and we will try to make that happen!
Mohair locks natural $5.00 ounce. Hand-dyed in a variety of colors $6.00 an ounce plus shipping USPS.
Close up picture of hand dyed mohair. Ready for spinning, felting, and great for NUNO projects. $6.00 an ounce plus shipping. Natural white and a variety of colors available. Email us for more information.
Natural Cotswold locks washed and ready to card or felt $4.00 an ounce. Hand dyed Cotswold locks $5.00 an ounce. Natural Tunis and hand dyed Tunis washed and carded ready to spin or needle felt $6.00 an ounce.