50 gram, Poldorset x Merino Core wool
All handcrafted, this rustic boutique core is from our 2019 batch and does have a little VM. It is very easy to roll and sculpt with the open nature of this fleece allowing room for the addition of topcoat. It can be sculpted down very solid or brushed out into straight staple lengths and used as a top coat. This is a very versatile fibre that holds its shape well with little effort.
Chanel aka Nelly is the matriarch of my little flock. She arrived here a newborn in 2015 with ingrown eyelashes. It’s no wonder she had lost her mum on my friends huge sheep farm, she couldn’t see at all. She was a very robust lamb and after immediate vet treatment she boomed and became the massive personality she is today. One of the smartest creatures I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. It’s a bonus that her wool has so many fabulous qualities too.
She is a Poll Dorset x Merino but leans more toward the Poll Dorset. Her fleece is always the whitest in the paddock on hoof and once shorn, is easy to wash, pick and process on the carding machine.
It has a distinct sweet smell of Nelly which is intoxicating and only reflects her beautiful personality. The lanolin softens hands, helps with hand felting and sticking to itself when sculpting.
Raw: straight from the sheep's back to you. Garanteed VM and second cuts.
Washed: lovingly washed but unprocessed. Some VM and second cuts.
Batts: washed, painstakingly picked and carded. Minimal VM and second cuts.