|WILD AND WONDERFUL
MOHAIR CURLS AND ROVING
and LONG WOOLS!!
The wonderful Cotswold Breed produces wonderfully curly fleeces.
Often called the "poor man's Mohair", this fleece need not take a back seat to any mohair. The lamb curls are soft and comparable to the kid mohair and the long
curly locks compare to the locks from the larger breeds of Angora Goats.
Some will be from Longwool Crossbred Sheep and will be long and wavy rather than tighter curls.
The Longwool breeds might be a combination of one or more of Cotswold, Lincoln, Karakul, Border Leicester, or Merino.
Major Disclaimer!!! Please Read All information before purchasing!!
I buy farm run Cotswold and other long wool Fleeces, including Mohair. These come from farm flocks, often from people who say
"What do you do with that stuff??"
This fiber sometimes has hay, grasses, feed or pasture items in the fleece. We get out as much as we can but if
it offends you to find Vegetable Matter in the wool, don't order this. We wash this fleece, always 2 or 3 times,
and in spite of all the cleaning we do there will probably be some trash in the tight curls so.......if teasing out
the tight spots, or finding some loose natural material in the fiber is going to be a problem with you during the
fiber preparation......DON'T BUY IT!!
We don't want you disappointed, and don't want to you to pay more postage to return or exchange it.
I mostly have the longer curly locks . These will make a strong silky yarn, and we use a lot of this roving for our Fleecewoven Rugs. These long shiny curls are
excellent for needlefelting. Most of the fleece is from Cotswold crossbreeds.
I dye my fleeces generally using Jacquard Acid Dyes. This produces a long lasting brilliant color in the fiber. Bear in mind that I am a free handed dyer.
The curls can be more easily pulled apart for use as single locks, etc.
Dyed Fleece is curls and wool that have felted on the sheep for a variety of reason, the most common is too long between
shearing, rainy hot weather, etc. It usually shears off the sheep in one large matted fleece, or felted if you will..it can
sometimes be pulled free, but more likely needs to be snipped into whatever piece you want....excellent for heavy
A rainy season along with the movement of the sheep causes the felting or matting of the skin side of the fleece
I like variegated color and do not try for an even dye job so it is possible to get several shades of one color.
Pricing for the Cotswold Curls..
$15.50 lb. for the Dyed Fleece and/or Curls,
$12.50 lb. for washed curls or fleece,
$8.50 lb. for the raw curls....
Your dyed pound will a mixture of many colors The photos are of some of the colors I have obtained.
There may be something like this in the pile, but more likely it will just be colors nearby.
I dye a lot of curls with several colors in the locks.
We use vast amounts of the Cotswold Curls in the needlefelted additions to our Fleecewoven Rugs. It is
painting with fiber. We also use the fleece in needlefelting hats, shawls, clogs, and anything else we see
that might need some decoration with fiber. We also use whatever is left over or is matted too much to pull
apart by hand in our needlefelting projects and rugs. And this fleece is a long wool and often gets matted on
the sheep. If you pull on the lock at the cut end, the matted areas often pull apart very well.
|We will pick out a bag of assorted colors. Handfulls of Cotswold Locks in as many colors as I can put in your pound....
|In the photo to the left,
we show a three pound bag of assorted color
Cotswold Curls on the left and on the right is a
one pound bag. My Ashford Country Spinner
will give you a comparison sizing idea
of how much fiber comprises a pound
|A floor full of curls in my weaving
ASST. COLOR LOCKS
Raw Fleece/Curls.....$8.50 lb.
Dyed Fleece/curls.......$15.50 lb.
Dyed Curls......$15.50 lb
|#1 KID MOHAIR
Very nice fiber and easily
spun Roving from The Brown
Big price increase!
|This Mohair is a
delight to spin or
blend with the wool
The White Mohair
dyes like a dream
and handles easily
in the dyepots.
as we haul it in from the farm...
|Grays, Tans and Browns
|The truck loaded with fiber. Colored fleeces and Whites
We are now buying from one producer, a 87 year old Shepherdess
who has 30 head of sheep When we are out, we are out!
|Have had 21 surgical procedures done in the past 9 years. I am moving slower, but still moving. We still have
some of Raw Cotswold Curls if you wish to wash and dye them yourselves. However we are short on the white
curls and when they are gone...Much of the 2016 clip has been sold I do have a good deal of the colored
Cotswold and Cotswold Blends.......grays, browns, and blacks, often all colors in one fleece.
|We have located a source for Farm Raised Mohair
located in Utah. We have Mill Carded Roving in White. Contact Rebekah below for more
information on what she has available. She has her 2015 clip on hand.
We have some of the Naturally Colored Curls, The white we had is gone, some colors remain.
Rebekah has the white and Natural colors available.
I still have some of the dyed curls as well and those can be ordered from our page here.
|Scroll down to find Farm Raised Mohair Curls and Roving
available for purchase
|Lovely washed silver gray mohair curls
Lengths from the 4-9 inch range,
possibly some a little longer.
|Mill Processed and Farm Fresh Mohair for sale
Scroll down for more information. Mill Processed Roving and the Farm Fresh fleece Available.......... from Rebekah...
White curls also available from Rebekah, contact her on the link below.
The Roving is available in the white mohair, washed and carded nicely. Some VM is inevitable in the Farm Fresh Mohair. The Mill
Processed fiber has been washed and the vm has been removed as much as possible before the carding process.
See updated information about ordering more of the Mohair products from Rebekah, the producer....email link below.
|Lovely washedWhite Mohair ..4-9 inch range
the locks are often long
|Unwashed clip Mohair, ready to wash and dye,
with long locks
All of our colored Mohair Roving
has sold out for this season. We still have the White Roving available,
Contact Rebekah for more information at the link below
|ANGORA GOAT MOHAIR
Dyed Curls.........16.50 lb.
White Carded Roving.....21.50 lb
|The Angora Goats
Summer Pasture in Utah
|The locks are long and
silky and take the
Some are locked
together on the back
of the goat and must
be pulled free into the
|Scroll all the way to
the bottom of the
page to see both
Breeds of Curly
|The White Roving is in shades of white to cream. The
variations in color will be found throughout the roving. The
fiber is very soft and easily spun.
|Assorted Dyed Mohair Curls
$16.50 per pound
|Above photos are of her very
best fleeces. Not all fleeces
will look like the photos.
Some matting in the leg and
|We are out of the washed
Rebekah Dickensen the owner
has a supply on hand..
Contact her on blue Link below
|Rebekah is going to be shipping her mohair direct, moving me out of the middle woman place.
Contact her at the blue link above and she will return your email with the information that you
are requesting. I will continue to sell the small amount of Mohair I still have left from last year.
I no longer have any white curls here at the Sheep Shed. I also have some dyed curls...
I do have a fair amount of the carded roving....mostly in the white tones, possibly a bit of the tan
in the bin as well, but very light tones.
Thanks to all who purchased this wonderful fiber over this past year....
|Click on the blue link to the left to contact
Rebecca about her Mohair..the link is a bit
slow to load, but load it does
|June 23, 2016
I will not be able to wash and dye Cotswold Curls for some time...Surgery tomorrow on my right hand and the
finger will be pinned in place. Recovery time...3-4 months says the Surgeon. That takes me out of my dye
kitchen and the washing process. Plenty of raw fleece available...some whites, more gray and browned tones
for you to do up yourself!! We only have a few white fleeces left.....lots of the gray/brown black.