Wensleydale is a popular breed for spinners, but we suggest its best suited to those a little more experience. The fibres have a relatively long staple length, which curl on the sheep to give a very distinctive look. Once processed these locks are removed, those the fibres themselves retain a very slight crimp to them.
Staple length 20 cm(avg), 32 micron,
Origin: Wensleydale, North Yorkshire
Wool Type: Silky and Lustrous
Micron Range: 32.5 -34
Staple Length: 15-30cm
Main Uses: hand knitting yarn and blended into some upholstery yarns. The yarn is very popular with weavers and considered similar in properties to Teeswater.
Other Facts: as a lustrous longwool, it takes dyes very well producing clear, bright results.