A squishy natural brown carded wool batt from a Hebridean and Ryeland cross Pedigree shearling sheep. This means the sheep was 1-year-old when it was shorn for the first time, this being the lovely resulting fibre.
I carefully hand processed and washed this fleece myself from raw wool to carded wool batt, and created the 100g and 50g bundles in my trusty carder. It was then twice carded for extra smoothness. The current photo shows a 100g batt.
The staple length on this fleece is 13-15cm, making it a perfect wool for felting or spinning, dyeing or to use as core wool.
This female sheep’s name is Mrs Snorkels and was born in April ’22 right here in Scotland, near Edinburgh. She was in the local news because she and other naughty girls escaped her farm and went around her village eating people’s front grass! She lives her best life at that farm and is treated like a family member.
Looking for a different breed? Check out these natural white Texel cross lamb batts.
Please be aware there might be a small amount of vegetable matter in each batt, despite my best efforts to clean it as thoroughly as possible – happy sheep play outdoors and can get messy!
Also, the last photo you see is of another fibre, but I have it here for you to see my lovely carding machine.
Please note that although I have done my best to depict the real natural brown colours of this wool, your monitor settings may vary from mine.