2023 Woolly Tales will be posting soon!
One of the cool things about raising endangered heritage breeds, is that you not only end up with some of the rarest animals in the world, but you also get some of the rarest fibers. Soay sheep have wool enjoyed by everyone we have spoken to that have experience with it. One spinner described it as "a blast to spin" and said "It spun well and has a nice bounce to it." Medieval reenactors enjoy it because it is the closest thing we have to the historical wool of that time period and has a very different texture to modern day wool.
We know from exactly which individual sheep each bag of our wool comes from. We hand-roo it from each ewe in the spring when they start to shed. Therefore the awesome mix of colors you get is still from a single ewe! Each bag of wool will come with a card that includes the name of the ewe and a picture, and a little story about something that happened with/to her in the past year. These might be funny stories, something about their birthing that year or some other details that we think you might find fun!
Since Soay are tiny, and we usually get only one gallon bag per ewe - though there are exceptions. Each bag will be unique each year, unless otherwise marked. All wool is sold raw and unwashed.
NOTE: We CAN ship this item to the USA. Please contact us about pricing to your zip code.