Our raw fleeces are carefully selected to offer handspinners a delightful experience when processing soft shetland wool. I only offer raw fleeces that are clean, low micron and will yield very high amounts of usable fiber after washing and processing.
We coat our sheep to ensure a very clean fleece. You can read about our coats in this blog post or watch me interview the owner of the company that makes our coats in this video .
We micron test samples from every sheep in our flock and I will provide the micron data in the listing and will include it with a data sheet with every fleece that I offer for sale. Click link to see an example of the data sheet.
We use a professional shearer who specializes in shearing for handspinners, so he is very careful to minimize second cuts, and also shears in a way that ensures the entire fleece is intact, rather than taking it off in sections.
I roo as many sheep as I can which is the way the shetlanders have harvested their wool for hundreds of years. Here is a playlist of videos featuring me rooing some of my ewes. I will indicate in the listing if the fleece is roo'd or sheared with clippers. Roo'd fleeces come in two pieces, as I roo each side separately.
I hope you enjoy reviewing my soft shetland fleeces!