It starts with the sheep...

Leicester Longwool Sheep


This rare breed of sheep is making a gradual comeback thanks to the efforts of a growing number of shepherds who value their unique qualities. Sheared annually, the fleece averages between 5" to 8" in length, with varying degrees of tightness in the lock among the sheep. At maturity, sheep weigh about 150 pounds & may yield about 7-9 pounds of wool, which is then heavily skirted. Though this is a dual-purpose breed, the sheep are slow in attaining full maturity, & therefore are most often maintained for their fiber. We offer their fiber from raw through finished products. 


Discover more about this heritage breed at:

www.leicesterlongwool.org & at https://livestockconservancy.org/