|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 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, often 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. Some 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 Dyed fleece is occasionally partially felted at the cut end, usually with medium to long locks, not always able to hand pull this apart, but scissors can
snip the felted end easily apart for use in trimming, weaving, etc. The curls can be more easily pulled apart for use as single locks, etc.
I like variegated color and do not try for an even dye job.
Pricing for the Cotswold Curls..
$15.50 lb. for the Dyed Fleece and/or Curls, $12.50 lb. for washed,
$8.00 lb. for the raw fleeces.......
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 fleecewoven rugs. And this fleece is a long wool and often gets handled roughly when
washing. 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.....$8.50 lb.
Washed Fleece....$12.50. lb
Dyed Fleece.......$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
as we haul it in from the farms...
|Darker Grays and Browns
|Grays, Tans and Browns
|The truck loaded with fiber.
Colored fleeces and Whites
This fleece came in from Wisconsin. We also buy from
|Have had 20 surgical procedures done in the past 8+ years. I am moving slower, but still
moving, so dyeing can take some time to get done, possibly expect some delays,
but I generally manage to keep ahead of the demand.
We still have some of Raw Cotswold Curls if you wish to wash and dye them yourselves. However we are
very short on the white curls and when they are gone...it will be spring of 2016 before we have more. I do
have a good deal of the colored Cotswold and Cotswold Blends.......grays, browns, and blacks, often all
colors in one fleece. When the white is gone, I will begin dyeing the grey fleeces for a heathered color.
|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.
|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.......... Browns, Grays in both Washed and
Raw, as well as Mohair Curls in both the Washed and Raw. White curls 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.
White Mohair...4-9 inch range
the locks are often long
|Unwashed clip Mohair,
ready to wash and dye,
with long locks
|The Dark Roving is in shades of Dk.
Brown to Dark Gray to an almost Black.
All colors may be present in one fleece.
All of the colored Mohair Roving
has sold out for this season.
|ANGORA GOAT MOHAIR
Unwashed curls............$9.50 lb
Washed Curls............13.50 lb.
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
the way to
of the page
to see both
|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.
$16.50 per pound
Dyeing as fast as I can,
Have a fair amount of dyed
curls on hand now.
|Above photos are of her very best fleeces. Not all fleeces will
look like the photos. Some matting in the leg and belly area.
|We are out of the white
All orders will be filled with
what we have left. colors
are from light tan to med.
is in very
|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 have a small amount of washed colored curls,
most a mixture of the Brown/Tan/Gray tones. I also have 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....