This is a grey lamb 2021 Raw Fleece from a purebred finnsheep lamb that was coated/ jacketed much of the year. Low on VM (vegetable matter- hay, straw, grass from the pasture). I skirted it myself. I’m a hand spinner as well as a shepherd. I dislike VM as much as the next spinner…in fact, maybe more so. I get a little ruthless about skirting and removing all wool that has VM in it so you are only getting nice wool with Point of View Farm fleeces. It weighs 1 pound 14.5 ounces of pure softness.
Raw fleece means it has not been washed yet so it will smell like a sheep and need washing either before or after spinning. The fleece was carefully and professionally shorn off Firefly New Zealand style by a shearer who takes pride in his work, is careful, gentle and knows what he is doing. This shearer has shorn award winning fleeces at Rhinebeck and Maryland Fleece show and sales for many years for our farm and others. He has been shearing sheep for decades and is a good friend too.
This lamb was born at Point of View Farm in 2020. This is a gorgeous grey finnsheep fleece that very much falls within the breed standard for staple length, crimps per inch and micron (it is not lab tested however, I’m a wool classer so I have some experience here). Those lock samples on the black background are taken at shoulder, mid body and hip so you can see consistency across the fleece and colors. Lamb fleeces are generally the softest fleece a sheep will grow their entire lives. I really went over this one well. Lots of variations in color from black to light silver. so many possibilities with a fleece like this. Blend it, make a gradient or even individual color yarns for a fair isle project.
Finnsheep fleece takes dye like a dream and would also blend beautifully with other wools where you want to add luster and drape. It is also known to felt quite nicely.
This is the only grey fleece I have left from this year and the reason is that it was set aside for a customer who purchased the other fleeces earlier in the year. When I got around to skirting this one, they said they were set so their loss is your gain. One last grey 2020 fleece and a lamb fleece to boot! Lucky. As always, FREE SHIPPING for you on our fleeces.