Herdwick * Raw Wool *  Sheep Fleece * Margaret * Excellent for Hand Spinning
Herdwick * Raw Wool *  Sheep Fleece * Margaret * Excellent for Hand Spinning
Herdwick * Raw Wool *  Sheep Fleece * Margaret * Excellent for Hand Spinning
Herdwick * Raw Wool *  Sheep Fleece * Margaret * Excellent for Hand Spinning
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Herdwick * Raw Wool * Sheep Fleece * Margaret * Excellent for Hand Spinning

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Herdwick * Raw Wool *  Sheep Fleece * Margaret

⚖️ Staple Length: 5"    VM:  Minimal to Moderate   Crimp:  Multi-Coated, Dense, Springy, Fluffy

🐑 Margaret is a ewe with mostly bright white wool with a little gray.  Her fleece was so clean I had to feel it to know it was raw.  Margaret lives at a beautiful farm about half an hour from my home in PA. The shepherdess has many different breeds of sheep and pays great attention to their feed and wool growth.  I had a fantastic day visiting this farm and seeing the new lambs.  Margaret's wool is dense, springy, and fluffy - the bag I usually get one pound of other breed's wool in, I could only squeeze in 8 oz. of this fleece. 
⭐️ Herdwick has several types of fiber in its wool.  A softer undercoat, guard hairs, the heterotypic hairs (which change consistency with the season: more wool-like for warmth in winter and more hairlike for shedding rain in the summer), and the kemp.  This one seems to be mostly the undercoat and the wool-like winter fleece.
🧶 I would flick the locks open and spin from the lock. The wool is coarse and durable but will spin into a springy yarn.
 🧴 I washed these locks using Unicorn Power Scour which uncovered the bright white with little gray areas.


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