Romney fleeces are the finest of the long wool breeds and make a great fiber for beginner spinners to learn with. Being a long wool breed the fiber is more lustrous than ‘soft and fuzzy’ and is particularly well suited to making socks, gloves and mittens from the yarn. We typically shear our brood animals twice per year. Our lambs get sheared once in their first year.
We skirt our fleeces and work with local CT and New England micro-mills to process our fleeces in small batches with an eye for yarns that highlight the traits of the Romney fiber. Sometimes we leave the wool undyed and sometimes we use plant extract to dye either the wool locks before processing or the skeins after they return from the mill. There are pros and cons to both methods and we make a dying plan based on the desired final product. Either way, our yarns are hand-dyed in small, 2 lb batches so each skein is a truly handcrafted product.
Reach out to find out about future availability and next shearing dates.