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
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.
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
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 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.
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We will pick out a bag of assorted colors.
Locks of 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 studio.
BAG OF ASST. COLOR LOCKS
Cotswold Curls
PRICES
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
spun Roving
White
Big price increase!
$35.00
per pound
This Mohair is a delight to
spin or blend with the wool
fibers.

The White Mohair dyes like a
dream and handles easily in
the dyepots.
RAW COTSWOLD
as we haul it in from
the farms...
Whites
Darker Grays and Browns
Grays, Tans and Browns
The truck
loaded with
fiber.
Colored
fleeces and
Whites
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.
We have just located a source
for
Farm Raised Mohair
located in Utah.
She has Mill Carded Roving in
White,
Limited Brown and Limited
Gray/Tan
$22.50 per pound
scroll
down
to find
Farm
Raised
Mohair
Roving
available
for
purchase