I heard from Jamie this evening...a long anticipated call regarding Brittany's fleece we sent in September to be processed by him at Wooly Knob Fiber Mill. I had asked specifically about the quality of this fleece for spinning. We intentionally crossed Scottish Blackface with Horned Dorsets in order to produce a fleece with a long staple for spinning with softness from the Dorset. He said it was a nice fiber but should be used for socks or rugs , not quite soft enough for next to the skin wear. I was grateful for this advice to help us know which marketing direction to take with this type of fleece. Brittany is a first generation cross with a Horned Dorset ewe and a Scottish Blackface ram. Chunky Buns is a product of a Scottish Blackface ewe, Jihad, and a Horned Dorset ram. We have a total of five lambs born this past July of this particular cross.
I hope to get some more photos posted of them. In the mean time, I am happily awaiting Brittany's fleece to arrive in the mail. I can't wait to start spinning it and see how it takes a dye! Until then, Happy Spinning to all you spinners in the blogosphere!
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