fredag 18 januari 2013

Finn-Corriedale/Border Leicester

Some days ago a there was a surprise in my mail box:

American Finnsheep 50% Corriedale/Border Leicester 50%. The fleece has strong and healthy fibers. It has characters from all three breeds: softness and lustre from the Finn, body from the Corriedale, and length and lustre without any of the coarseness of the Border Leicester. The staples are 13 cm long. I'll comb them and spin a thin yarn for lace.

Thank you haile!

2 kommentarer:

  1. They look lovely and very Finn sheep to me :-)

    1. Yes, they are very close! I wish they could shear only once a year here too so we could have long Finnwool in the breed's native country! I can return to the hand of this cross fiber when I have spun it.