Thursday, November 29, 2007

Icelandic Fleeces Galore!

It took me just about all day, but I finally got all my new fall fleeces sorted, photographed, priced, and descriptions written of them. I still need to put them up on my sheep website, but it's quicker and faster to post them here, so here's a sneak preview.

Even if you're not in the market for wool, Icelandic fleeces are so beautiful, you may enjoy looking at all the pretty colors and textures.

07F-01 Sarah 3 lb. 5 oz.
Rich, plush fleece, soft and very crimpy. Pale creamy white and palest beige threaded throughout with black to give an overall impression of warm, smoky, pale silver.
$53.00 plus shipping

07F-02 Sedona 3 lb. 4 oz.
Long, lush fleece of charcoal black, threaded lightly throughout with pale silver/beige threads. A few cream-colored locks mixed in from her mouflon pattern. Very soft and smooth for an adult fleece. Similar to a lamb fleece in texture, soft enough to be worn next to the skin.
$52.00 plus shipping

07F-03 Suzette 1 lb. 13 oz.
Lamb-soft. Pale silver thel under long soft locks of black-tipped tog, threaded lightly with silver. Soft enough to be worn next to the skin.
$29.00 plus shipping

07F-04 Savannah 2 lb. 11 oz.
The palest of this year's silver fleeces. Thick, soft, creamy-pale thel, lightly threaded with strands of black. Soft, long tog of silver gray threaded with black. Soft enough to be worn next to the skin.
$43.00 plus shipping

07F-05 Poppy 2 lb. 9 oz.
Thick, soft, abundant fleece. Creamy white thel. Long soft ringlets of tog threaded throughout with pale golden-brown.
$30.75 plus shipping

07F-06 Persia 2 lb. 9 oz.
Soft, dense, fleece in a complex blend of warm, smoky silvers, grays, and charcoal blacks. Extra crimpy---should be pleasant to spin. This fleece has less tog than average, so if the soft thel is your favorite part, this fleece gives you more for your money.
$30.75 plus shipping

07F-07 Nicholai 4 lb. 2 oz.
Our heaviest fleece of the year from the King of our flock. A thick lion's mane of fleece in beautifully complex shades of chestnut, taupe, and golden brown, threaded ever so lightly throughout with silver. The tog is long and fairly coarse. The thel is dense and medium-soft. This fleece was sheared from a mature ram during breeding season, so it has a strong but not unpleasant "sheepy" smell, which will wash out.
$49.50 plus shipping

07F-08 Tansy (Lamb fleece) 2 lb. 11 oz.
Photos can't do this fleece justice. It's one of the nicest fleeces of the year. I bred this lamb specifically for her fleece qualities, and with this, her first shearing, she proved to be everything I was hoping for. The fleece is soft, luscious, and incredibly thel-rich and abundant for a lamb fleece. Rich, lustrous, cloud-soft thel and long, soft lustrous tog. The color is cream with a touch of coffee that shines faintly golden in the sunlight.
$43.00 plus shipping

07F-09 Teasle (Lamb fleece) 1 lb. 11 oz.
Again, photos can't do this one justice. This may be the year's softest fleece. Identical in color to Tansy's fleece, above, this one is not quite as thel-rich, but is even softer and more stunningly lustrous.
$27.00 plus shipping

07F-10 Tutankhamen (Lamb fleece) 2 lb. 13. oz.
Soft, abundant lamb fleece full of gorgeous, complex shades of silvery-taupe, dark chestnut, and foxy-colored golden brown. Long, soft corkscrews of tog, plus thel that is so baby-soft and lustrous that it sparkles in sunlight. There's a little VM in this one, but the color and quality of the fleece makes it worth the effort.
$33.75 plus shipping

07F-11 Titan (Lamb fleece) 1 lb. 5 oz.
Long, soft locks of cloudy taupe and foxy golden-brown. Beautifully complex, rich color on a soft lamb fleece.
$21.00 plus shipping

07F-12 Tundra (Lamb fleece) 1 lb. 9 oz.
Soft, creamy white lamb fleece. If you prefer fleeces with a slightly shorter staple length, this one's for you.
$18.75 plus shipping

07F-13 Pandora 2 lb. 12 oz.
Long, curly, medium-soft tog and dense, crimpy, soft thel, all in creamy white. This one has a little VM in it, but there's still plenty of nice fiber in there.
$33.00 plus shipping

07F-14 Paisley 2 lb. 9 oz.
One of my best fleece sheep, known for the beautiful luster of her wool. Long, soft, curly white tog. Rich, fine, creamy white thel.
$41.00 plus shipping

07F-15 Taj (Lamb fleece) 2 lb. 3 oz.
Photos don't do this one justice---this is my nicest white fleece of the year. Long, soft, curly locks of creamy tog and abundant, pure-white thel so super-fine and lustrous you'd think it was blended with silk. More VM than I'd like, but the fleece quality is so superb, it's well worth the extra effort.
$26.25 plus shipping

07F-16 Regina 2 lb. 8 oz.
Plush, thick, abundant fleece. Medium-soft tog forms long ringlets of black, threaded with enough silver to look dark gray. Thel is pale, lustrous silver, very rich and crimpy.
$30.00 plus shipping

07F-17 Paris 3 lb.
A very pretty mix of crimpy pale silver thel and curly gray/black tog gives this medium-soft fleece a lovely silver-gray heathery tone.
$36.00 plus shipping

07F-18 Trouble (Lamb fleece) 1 lb. 14 oz.
Silky soft lamb fleece. Long, soft curls of charcoal/chocolate tog make a beautiful, complex contrast with the baby-fine thel that is such a rich, lustrous gray that it looks almost blue. Plus, this lamb comes with a story! See my farm blog to hear all about her adventures!
$30.00 plus shipping

07F-19 Salem 3 lb. 1 oz.
Exceptionally soft for an adult fleece---more like a lamb fleece in texture. Very complex coloring for a black sheep: mostly dark charcoal/chocolate tones, but with locks of silvery chestnut and pale---almost blond---taupe. Gorgeous, and soft enough to be worn next to the skin.
$49.00 plus shipping

07F-20 Rhonwen 2 lb. 8 oz.
My best fleece sheep---her fleece last year was so good it generated fan mail! Long, lamb-soft, and lustrous. Pale, silky, creamy-golden tog with the softest, silkiest thel of pale cloudy smoke color, plus some locks of charcoal black mixed in from her badger markings. This one's a treasure!
$40.00 plus shipping


heather said...

Yummy Yummy! I just want to roll up in it all and take a nap! Lovely!

Maire said...

Such wonderful colors!!! Your pictures are so acute that you can just about feel them touching you just by looking!

Oh, how I want some! But I must buy hay... maybe I will get some Christmas cash and be able to spend it on myself...

Mary Tucker