Fleeces from 2013, shorn on February 15th, are in such good shape that they inspired us to update our fleece page, long overdue. Our current fleeces include Romney, Corriedale, South African Merino, and crosses between those breeds. They cover a range of colors and textures from white to black with a variety of grays, browns, bold and fine crimps.
The photos below show scanned images of almost all of the fleeces. Please let us know which ones you might be interested in, and we will send you samples if they are still available. There is no substitute for feeling the fiber in your fingers. If you select one that has been sold, we'll work with you to find the most similar fleece or whatever alternative you choose.The finer fleeces tend to have shorter staple length and fine crimp. These include the South African Merinos our colored Corriedales, which tend toward the finer end of the Corriedale spectrum. The range of Romneys cover the long-wool spectrum, with bold crimp, lots of luster and a range of soft and silky to more nearly rug wool. Don't hesitate to email or call if you have questions.
We have chosen not to put coats on our sheep, partly because it seems impractical and risky to manage coats on a large number of sheep, and because I know I don't want to wear a windbreaker 24-7, why would they? Nonetheless, we have been honored when several of our customers have asked if we coat our sheep. "They're so clean?!"
Every fleece is laid out and examined before shipping; we won't sell it to you at the full price unless it deserves it. Fleece weights range from 7-13 pounds. You will be notified of the weight and charged accordingly.
If you'd like to have us wash and card your selected fleece, we can do that right here in our mill (see wool processing page). You can request plain washed wool, or have it carded into roving or batts.
The raw fleeces are $6/lb, skirted , plus shipping. They are not displayed on our shopping cart, so if you'd like to order samples or fleeces, just contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, (406) 388-4945, or (406) 581-8543 (Becky's cell).
The raw fleeces are $6/lb, skirted , plus shipping. They are not displayed on our shopping cart, so if you'd like to order samples or fleeces, just contact us directly at email@example.com or (406) 388-4945.
|THIRTEEN MILE LAMB & WOOL COMPANY
13000 Springhill Road
Belgrade, Montana 59714