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We are out of BFL fleeces, but have some very nice Border Leicester raw fleeces left between 6 and 8 lbs for $10/lb from the 2012 shearing. Please email for details.
We'll send a list of prices and sizes out after sorting out raw fleeces for spinners in the spring. They run betwenn 2 and 5 lbs. skirted. These are skirted fleeces off animals that live outside. We keep the sheep as clean as possible, but there will be dirt, some vegetable matter, and they smell. We remove any dung and any felted or damaged fiber. Only fleeces with quality spinning fiber are sold as raw fleeces. We do not sell raw fleeces that we would not be comfortable processing for handspinning ourselves.
Return policy on raw spinning fleeces: We understand that your processing capabilities may not be the same as ours. You may return any whole raw fleece you do not feel meets your needs. If you wish to return the fleece you receive, it must come back in the same condition and the same weight we sent you. Examine the fleece carefully and gently before you decide to keep it. If you pull it apart, remove pieces, and/or wash it, we cannot refund your money because we will not be able to resell it. When returning a fleece, you pay the return shipping and we will refund the price if the fleece is in the same condition we sent it. If you have any questions about our return policy or what a raw spinning fleece is, please email.
We recommend you purchase washed fleece if you are unfamiliar with cleaning a fleece or are uncomfortable handling smelly, dirty items in your home. For information on washing fleeces see Topics/About Fleeces to your left.
Please be aware how fine purebred BFL fleeces are, especially lamb fleeces. Very fine fleece does not hold the lock structure well when washed. If you are looking for locks that hold their shape please email and we can see if we have any select fleece at the high end of the micron range that meet your needs.
Our BFL fleece varies some from sheep to sheep. The ewes range from 21-30 microns and the rams tend a bit higher. Lamb fleece is finer and softer. English blue colored fleece ranges from black to silver with brown or caramel tips and the color will vary from bag to bag. The dyed locks are a rainbow of varied shades achieved by dropping a variety of dye shades into the dye bath and allowing them to partially blend.
Our Border Leicester fleece varies, also, averaging 35-45 microns and some, crossed with BFL, is in the high 20's.
You may find some bits of hay in your washed fleece. Although the washed fleece retains much of it's lock character and there will be intact locks in the bag, it is not intended for doll hair or special projects requiring locks. If you are looking for specially selected locks or certain lengths, please email for availablity of specialty selections.
Please order enough for your project because we cannot guarantee a match if you order again. For orders over 1 lb contact us for reduced shipping costs. If a color isn't on the paypal dropbox list we are sold out.
Click on the pictures to see a magnified view of the fleece,