Oxford * Raw Wool * SE2SE * Rare Breed *
Oxford * Raw Wool * SE2SE * Rare Sheep Breed *
Staple Length: 1.75"-2" VM: Small in some areas. Notes: Crimp Open, Wavy. Very Soft, & Scours to a bright white.
🐑 Oxford Wool is one of the breeds that I have had a very difficult time finding. I found a breeder in New York about a 5 hour drive from my house. So, I jumped into my car and took a road trip.
Oxford sheep are raised for meat; therefore, their wool is usually discarded. I had to convince this breeder that the wool is desired by the SE2SE community. When I offered her a fair price for the wool she said, "this is too much". I believe the Conservation program can only succeed if the breeders receive adequate compensation.
🧶 About the fleece: For the health of her flock, this breeder sheers twice a year. Because of this, the staple length is short for spinners. It ranges from 1"-2.5". I am pulling out 1.75"-2" locks to offer for SE2SE bags. The fleece is soft and springy with great loft.
It is a down variety so resists felting. It is best used for items like socks, mittens, hats & casual sweaters. Soft & durable is the description, and takes dye well.