Cranberry ​Cre​​ek​ Fibers

Fiber from the farm

 Shearing occurs annually. Our shearer uses hand-blades for the process, which allows a little more wool to be left & seems less stressful for the sheep. Please note that these sheep are not covered during the year, so they are susceptible to VM & heavy lanolin in the fleece. Each fleece is skirted heavily, though some VM is inevitable. The darker color of the lanolins wash out beautifully to the lustrous natural white. Though our flock has recently been dispersed, our fleece will still be available for awhile. Additionally, fleece from other shepherds may be offered as available, in support of their efforts in raising rare breeds. 


Wash with minimal agitation - this fiber felts easily! Start with very hot water, use a dowel or wooden spoon to push down but without agitation, & maintain consistent temperatures with the rinse. If needed, gently massage the ends to release the dirt & lanolin. We use Dawn detergent, let it soak overnight, then place in a rinse tub until the soap is out.

Air-dry in a well-ventilated area, such as on an old screen.

Hand-comb when preparing for spinning.

Spin in a semi-worsted long draw to avoid over-spinning.

Check out the Contact & Order Info page for information on placing an order or email me at [email protected] if you have questions.

Breed Study Fleece Samples

Perfect size for breed studies. Heavily skirted. Not washed. Each sample indicates the sheep & farm of origin. 

8-ounce increments.

"Sable" - English Leicester Longwool. Eligible fiber for "Shave 'Em to Save 'Em" program. Please note the above washing information as this fiber felts easily.


$16 for 8 ounces


"Molly" - English Leicester Longwool. Eligible fiber for "Shave 'Em to  Save 'Em" program. Please note the above washing information as this fiber felts easily.


$16 for 8 ounces


"Summer" - English Leicester Longwool. Eligible fiber for "Shave 'Em to Save 'Em" program. Please note the above washing information as this fiber felts easily.


$16 for 8 ounces

Roving

"George" - Lustrous Leicester Longwool from our ram.

 Eligible fiber for the "Shave 'Em to Save 'Em" program. This is a long stapled fiber, most suitable for spinning in a long draw. Felts easily!



$20 for 4 ounces

"Shiloh" - Cross-bred Leicester Longwool (not be used for the SM2SM program). Though it retains many of this breed's properties, it is slightly on the coarser side. This is a long-stapled fiber, most suited for spinning in a long draw. Felts easily!


$20 for 4 ounces

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