Whispering Pines Farm
We are caretakers and breeders of fine wool shetland sheep, with a commitment to provide hand crafted, high quality products that fill our customers with joy and give them what they need to create items they will treasure and hand down to future generations.
It Started with the Sheep, soon followed by a wool obsession and then a need for really great tools.
Shetland sheep are a small breed originating from the Shetland Islands. Their wool comes in 11 natural colors ranging from white, grey, fawn, black and brown (moorit). We name all our sheep, each year with a different theme. Every fleece, yarn and batt that was hand processed by me comes with a photo and micron test data from the year of the fleece from that sheep.
We are selecting for shetland sheep that provide very fine crimpy and dense fleeces with a staple length of 3-4 inches long. Our Soft Shetland wool is great for felting, and is ideal for project requiring memory or elasticity. It takes dyes very well, experiment with dyeing naturally colored yarn to obtain very unique colorways!
I received my Majacraft Rose as a Christmas gift in 2001, and have spun miles of yarn from our sheep using that one wheel over all these years. That is a testament to the quality and performance of Majacraft products and is what made me decide to become a dealer for their line of handcrafted handspinning and fiber prep equipment which truly lives up to their commitment to provide "All you need to spin your dreams!"
This is absolutely the most beautiful fleece I have bought, anywhere. I love the fleece and is ready to flick it and spin. My only problem will be not to keep looking at other fleece and buy. Thanks for the samples. Love everything about what you do and have now subscribed to your YouTube podcasts.
I received my wool so fast! It was packaged very nicely. The personal touches included were so welcome. I loved learning about the sheep my wool came from. She even included small samples and stories from other sheep she has on her farm. It made for such a special experience opening my package. I truly enjoyed it!
I really like that Jen (SoftShetlandWool) doesn't throw anything away. She makes use of every part of her sheep. Even the more difficult to deal with parts like neck wool. I have recently become a big fan of this shop. In addition to these two batts, Jen sent a few samples from her current fleece work. Her wool is more than wonderful and there is a high level of detail and caring that goes into her flock and fleece.
Wonderful wool, great service, fast shipping! She combined this with another purchase to save shipping - greatly appreciated!
I would give more than 5 stars if I could! Amazing customer service, excellent communication, awesome spinning wheel (Majacraft Rose) and wool (rooed wool from a Shetland lamb). I was facing a months'-long delay for a new wheel from New Zealand until I found this shop had one ready for immediate deliver, and had it in days instead! I will definitely be a repeat customer in the future!