Discover the luster of the longwool

Slightly coarse, this wool possesses a high luster that spews jewel tones of color when acid-dyed. Its rustic strength is well suited for outer garments, bags, rugs, & felting. Long locks spin beautifully with semi-worsted long-draw. Leicester Longwool sheep provide fiber for spinning, felting, knitting, crocheting, weaving, & so much more. Through increased use of their fibers by you & other creative artists, shepherds may afford to raise more of these beautiful animals, a rare breed that deserves to be conserved for future generations. 

(Photo courtesy of Quirky Bits 'N' Pieces)


Come - explore the possibilities of this lustrous fiber & more! 

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Yarns

Leicester Longwool yarns, including core-spun yarns, in either hand-dyed or natural colors. 

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Fleece

Fleece may be available as full fleece, pound samples, or curly locks.


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Sheep 

Meet the sheep behind the fiber! Registered & cross-bred Leicester Longwools.

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Shop the Goods​

Wool & other natural fibers comprise these items made here at homestead. See what's available for you!

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New Initiative for Fiber Artists!

To encourage the use of rare breed fibers, the Livestock Conservancy created the Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em Initiative. Fiber artists register with the program & use wool from wool from breeds on their Conservation Priority List, which provides resources for providers of rare breed fibers. Use of these fibers encourage shepherds to continue to raise these animals & ensure their presence for future generations. Register to receive your passport which you'll fill with stickers when you make a purchase from the registered fiber provider. Details are provided at: 

https://livestockconservancy.org/index.php/involved/internal/SE2