This rugged mountain breed of sheep is from the Lake District and is noted for its hard-wearing properties. This makes it ideal for heavy outer-wear woolens or felt booties.
Origin: Lake District Fells
Wool Type: Medium to Harsh
Micron Range: 35 plus
Staple Length: 10-20cm
Main Uses: Creates interesting texture and colour in hand spun and machine yarn. It is commonly used in rugs, blankets and baskets and lends itself well to 3D pieces.
Other Facts: The lambs of this iconic breed are born black with white faces and the mature fleece becomes greyer with age.