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Rare breed wool - Jacob Wool batts

Rare breed wool - Jacob Wool batts

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All fibers are washed, sorted, and carded by Megan, which are sourced directly from the sheep themselves, well their shepherds/caretakers actually.  

This gorgeous fleece comes from a sheep named PennyRoyal who lives on the Roving Acres farm.  The staple length is about 5.5" on average with great crimp.  This wool spins up beautifully and should felt well, although I haven't experimented with it yet.  

About the breed: (Sourced from Rarewool.org)

Jacobs are small, horned, black and white sheep. Ewes weigh 80 to 120 pounds, and rams 120 to 180 pounds. The sheep are white with colored spots or patches. The colored portions of the fleece are usually black, but they can also be brownish or a lighter color called lilac. The Jacob is a multi-horned or “polycerate” breed. Most animals have two or four horns, though six horns also occur. Both sexes are horned, and the rams can have horns of impressive size and shape.

The breed produces a medium fleece that is light and open, with a staple length of four to six inches and a weight of three to six pounds. Unlike most other medium wool breeds, the quality of the fleece has been a major selection factor in the recent history of the Jacob breed. As a result, it is much sought after by fiber artisans, who enjoy its characteristics and color combinations – black, white, or a blend of the two.

 

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