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Greenerlife

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Leafy Surrey
Re: Fleeces
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2013, 03:10:52 pm »
That sounds a good compromise.  :thumbsup:
Any idea what sort of wheel you will get?


Only was looking for fleeces for my business idea, but I now appear to have an endless supply of fleeces,so it seems churlish not to use them for something prettier.  Have to do some serious research...
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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Fleeces
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2013, 03:28:29 pm »
One by one...  :knit: :excited: :spin: :excited:
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

fifesmallholder

  • Joined Aug 2011
  • Fife, Scotland.
  • Outstanding in his field :0)
    • Fife Smallholder
Re: Fleeces
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2013, 10:12:26 pm »
A lot of smallholders with sheep have bags of fleece stored away - with every intention of doing craft things with it when they get a minute.   I am one and know of a few more.  I am sure you would have no problem getting some locally. Approach your local smallholders association for contacts. For information I have:


  • Herdwick (grey)
  • Herdwick cross (white/peach/black)
  • Suffolk (white)
  • Cheviot (white)
  • Shetland (grey/brown)
  • Shetland/Ryeland (brown)
  • Mule (White)
  • Beltex (white)
check out this pic of some good fleece  [size=78%]http://pinterest.com/pin/465630048944023835/[/size]


Carol

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Fleeces
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2013, 10:22:39 pm »
Nice. I would love to get hold of a Romney fleece.

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Fleeces
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2013, 09:18:40 am »
MGM, I was given half a Romney fleece last year. Its very nice for spinning.
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Fleeces
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2013, 09:52:31 pm »
Lucky you. I know it's lovely. Having grown up in the Romney Marsh area, I learned to spin on Romney.

Greenerlife

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Leafy Surrey
Re: Fleeces
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2014, 02:59:56 pm »
OK so I am bumping this thread as I got given fleeces for my project, which is fine for that, and I have started learning to spin using it! but I have now reached the stage when I realise it's not very good quality and I want to spin something else.


So my question is - does anybody have any recommendations for breed, and perhaps do any of you sheepies out there have any fleeces for sale?  Thought I would try here first - would prefer to 'keep it within the family' so to speak, if I can!  :hug:

clydesdaleclopper

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Fleeces
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2014, 04:00:31 pm »
I should have some Gotland x Shetland available soon as we are going to be eating some of last year's lambs very soon. I usually sell them to spinners through Ravelry but if you are interested I will happily keep one back for you.
Our holding has Anglo Nubian and British Toggenburg goats, Gotland sheep, Franconian Geese, Blue Swedish ducks, a whole load of mongrel hens and two semi-feral children.

Greenerlife

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Leafy Surrey
Re: Fleeces
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2014, 05:02:00 pm »
Thank you!  Have sent you a PM

Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: Fleeces
« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2014, 08:36:45 pm »
 :wave: Will pm you.

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Fleeces
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2014, 08:39:41 pm »
I heard from someone today that we (the spinners group that I go to) can have some Cotswold fleece for free. Yipee  :thumbsup: :spin:
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Fleeces
« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2014, 10:41:42 pm »
That's my favourite price, Sally.  ;)

 

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