|WILD AND WONDERFUL
COTSWOLD or COOPSWORTH
CURLS, MOHAIR 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. The Longwool breeds might be Lincoln, Karakul, Border
Leicester, or Merino.
Major Disclaimer!!! Please Read before purchasing!!
I buy farm run Cotswold and other long wool Fleeces. These come from small farm flocks, often
from people who say "What do you do with that stuff??" This fiber often 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 vm in the fiber is going to be a problem with you during the fiber
.....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
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.
I like variegated color and do not try for an even dye job.
Pricing for the Cotswold Curls..
$14.50 lb. for the Dyed Fleece, $12.50 lb.for washed,
$8.00 lb. for the white raw fleeces, $8.00 for the dark raw fleeces.......
Your dyed pound will a mixture of many colors The photos are of some of the colors I have
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 this fiber 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 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 pull apart very well.
|We will pick out a bag of assorted colors.
Locks of as many colors as I can put in
|In the photo
to the left,
we show a three pound
bag of assorted color
on the left and
on the right is a
one pound bag.
will give you
of how much fiber
comprises a pound
|A floor full of curls in my
|BAG OF ASST. COLOR LOCKS
Raw Fleece.....$8.00 lb.
Washed Fleece....$12.50. lb
Dyed Fleece.......$14.50 lb.
Dyed Curls......$14.50 lb
|#1 KID MOHAIR
Very nice fiber and easily
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
|Darker Grays and Browns
|Grays, Tans and Browns
|Alas, the Black Mohair is gone!
I was told today that there is no
more available at the mill.
|Here I go again....both hands needing surgery, so dyeing may take some time to
get done, expect delays, but I should be able to still do the dyeing, carefully.
We do have plenty of Undyed Cotswold Curls if you wish to dye them yourselves.