WILD AND WONDERFUL
COTSWOLD CURLS
MOHAIR CURLS AND ROVING
and  LONG WOOLS!!
The wonderful Cotswold Breed produces fantastic 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. 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 shake/pick the fleece to get out
as much extra trash as we can but if
it offends you to find Vegetable Matter in the wool, don't order this.   
We don't want you disappointed, and we don't want to you to pay more postage to return or exchange it.
I  have mostly the longer curly locks and some of the short extra curly locks.  These will make a fine strong roving when carded and we use it  for our Fleecewoven
Rugs.   These shiny curls are excellent for needlefelting.  Anymore, 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.  I do not
try for a completely solid color....and on occasion may have several colors showing up in the locks...I dye a fleece at a time, I do not dye one lock at a time.
Usually the curls can be easily pulled apart for use as single locks, but sometimes the fleece comes off the sheep, semi felted on the skin side, etc.   More tugging
or even occasionally some snipping with a scissors to get the individual locks loose..  
Farm run flocks tend to get a bit felted as the year goes on.  
Then you have
Dyed Fleece!!  
Dyed Fleece will be 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
needlefelting.  A rainy season along with the movement of the sheep causes the felting or matting of the skin side of the
fleece.  Since I buy by the fleece, and take all the grower has available, I get both some loose lock fleeces, and the larger
felted on the back type fleeces.
Pricing for the Cotswold  Curls..            
$17.50 lb. for the Dyed Fleece and/or Curls, until they are gone....
I am phasing out the washed curls or fleece,
$8.50 lb. for the raw curls....until they are gone...few in white...lots of asst. dark tones..

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.
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We will pick out a bag of assorted colors.  Handfuls of Cotswold Locks in as many colors as I can put in your pound....the tail end of the
dyed curls available, most will take some tugging to pull into individual locks.  Single color bag must be dyed on order...
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 PRICES
Raw Fleece/Curls.....$8.50 lb.
Washed Dark Fleece/Curls...$13.50 lb.
Dyed Fleece/curls.......$17.50 lb.
Dyed Curls......$17.50 lb
10/10/17..White Washed Curls are not available
at present....possible a few more later..
We have a good supply of unwashed
gray/black/brown curls
#1 KID MOHAIR
Very nice fiber and easily
spun Roving from The Brown
Sheep Mill
White Only
Big price increase!
Mill Processed
$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 farm...
Grays, Tans
and Browns
The truck loaded with fiber.  Colored fleeces
We have been buying from one producer, a 87 year old Shepherdess
who has 30 head of sheep  When we are out, we are out!
Have had 24 surgical procedures done in the past 10 years.  I am moving slower, but still moving.  We  have a
few fleeces of Cotswold Curls if you wish to wash and dye them yourselves.  The bins are presently empty of
washed white curls. Doubtful we will have more this winter...2017,  I do have the natural colored Cotswold and
Cotswold Blends.......grays, browns, and blacks, often all colors in one fleece ready to ship
My washhouse is undergoing some repairs and is out of commission for the next few weeks...winter is upon us!!
We have located a source for Farm Raised Mohair
located in Utah.  We have a small amount of the Mill Carded Roving in White.  Contact
Rebekah below for more information on what she has available.  She has her 2016 clip on
hand with 2017 now shorn.  We no longer have any of the curls, however,
Rebekah has the white and Natural colors available.  Ask her about her dyed curls
Scroll down to find Farm Raised 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/Dyed 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.
Lovely washedWhite Mohair ..
4-9 inch range
the locks are often long
Unwashed clip Mohair, ready to wash and
dye, with long locks
ANGORA GOAT MOHAIR
Brown Sheep Mill processed roving on
white page at $35.00 per lb.
Rebecca's White Carded Roving.....21.50 lb
The Angora Goats
Summer Pasture in Utah
The locks are often  long and silky
and take the dyes beautifully.
Some are locked together on the back
of the goat and must be pulled free
into the locks.
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 belly area.
I can no longer wash and dye the Mohair
curls.  Please contact
Rebekah Dickensen,  the owner as she  
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 no longer have any white Angora curls here at the Sheep Shed.   
I do have some of the carded roving....mostly in the white 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

Raw curls are available, plenty of the assorted dark toned curls.  Do know the dark curls are often gray, black,
and brown all in the same fleece due to the owners crossbreeding over the years. Unlikely to get one solid color
in these dark fleeces.  
NO WASHED WHITE CURLS AVAILABLE.....phasing out the curls due to physical limitations..Dark available
We have the colored fleeces in right now.... Grays, Blacks, Browns, sometimes a bit of white or light tan,  often
in one fleece...beautiful curls.  Fleeces will have mostly long curls...some parts of the fleece more wavy...
Thanks, Carol Lee!
not all
the fleece will be as long as these shown.  
Those shown were exceptional.
2017 fleeces were pretty long in length. Most
locks in the 5"-8" or longer lengths..