|WILD AND WONDERFUL
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 will no longer be buying farm run Cotswold and other long wool Fleeces. When what
I have on hand is gone....there will be no more sold by Carl and Myself. There will be
a source for the natural colors from Gary Cirbo.... posting a number for them.
Top Quality fleece..... Gary and Terri Cirbo (308-215-8996}
They are located at Firestone, CO.
This fiber sometimes has hay, grasses, feed or pasture items in the fleece. they shake/pick the fleece to get out
as much extra trash as they 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.
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. 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
|In the photo to the belowwe show a three pound bag of assorted
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.
ASST. COLOR LOCKS
Raw Fleece/Curls.8.50 per lb.
Washed Dark Fleece/Curls...$13.50 lb.
Dyed Fleece/curls.......sold out
11/17..White Washed Curls are not available
We have a good supply of unwashed
gray/black/brown curls, some white
|This Mill Cleaned and spun Mohair is
a delight to spin or blend with the
The White Mohair dyes like a dream
and handles easily in the dyepots.
as we hauled it in from
|Grays, Tans and Browns
|The truck loaded with fiber. Colored fleeces and
We have been buying from one producer, a 87 year
old Shepherdess who has 30 head of sheep Her
Son, Gary is taking over the selling of her fleece
|Have had 24+ surgical procedures done in the past 10 years. I am moving slower, but still moving. Now dealing
with some heart problems....hence the dropping of the washing of the fleeces...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. I do have the natural colored Cotswold and Cotswold Blends.......grays, browns, and blacks, a bit of white
mixed in here and there......often all colors in one fleece ready to ship. We are pretty much out of the nice white
curls...gathered up enough to fill an order today. When the weather lets up...as in the ice on the ground between
the house and the dye kitchen, I will begin washing more fleece....one fleece at a time. When we are out of our
store of fleece here, we will not be buying more. At least I don't think we will.....getting to darn old to keep up
with the work of raw/fresh fleeces. We are now...2018...out of the really nice Cotswold fleeces.. I am just
now....winter....coming out of a right shoulder replacement. My years of big dyeots, washing huge amounts of
fleeces, etc. are over. I still plan on keeping on with the fibers and the dyeing, but no longer those big huge
dyepots and such. We shall see what 2018 summertime has in store....first in Dec. 2017..I will get the reports of
the success of the shoulder replacement. Wonderful Surgeons...they have replaced, both knees, both hips,
rebuilt toes, now replaced my right shoulder, and many other smaller repairs. They think probably when I lost
that round to the Mosquito, that started all my joints to disintigrating. But I am still up and moving, just slower
than I used to...Don't know yet if we will do the big workshops here at the house come Summer 2019.
|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 2017 clip on hand now
available. 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..........
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
|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.
|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.
Rebekah Dickensen, the
owner as she has a supply
Contact her on blue Link
|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
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....
2018....will be getting new contact Info from
SOME 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. We have 1 few of 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...Very little of the white.
Thanks, Carol Lee!
the fleece will be as long as these shown. Those
shown were exceptional.
2017 fleeces were pretty long in length. Most locks in
the 6"-10" or longer lengths..
|The Curls that we have left will be sold as natural, some dyed, ..and do
know it is the last bags on hand. It will not be as beautiful as that shown in
the box in the middle. I will not have fresh fleeces this upcoming year,
(2018) but will provide a number you can call to purchase
|Angora Goat curls dye up easily