South African Meat Merino - Washed Fleece
Weight: Approx. 2oz/56g
Materials: Unnamed of Triple C Sheep
Unstretched Staple Length: 2-2.5"
Initially, we picked this fleece up purely for testing our Scour Method development because he is dense, sticky, and just a little short for Merino fiber. This strain of Merino was developed to produce large lambs swiftly for market with no emphasis on their wool quality. That does not mean they produce poor fiber, however. It is just not as flashy as the Merinos who have had a focus on wool in their breeding. I've been so pleased with the soft feel and lovely quality of his fiber after scouring! The fiber is still within a spinnable range, but you might enjoy blending it with longer stapled fibers as well.
We cannot guarantee a color ratio from washed fleeces. Vegetation (this can include burrs, so be careful!) will and nepps could be present. This listing is for just washed farm fleece that will need to be prepared before spinning. We source clean and strong luxury wools from a variety of small farms.
A Note on Color: Our items are dyed with high quality acid dyes and rinsed clear, but you may experience some color bleed on the first hand wash as is normal. We also do our best to represent accurate color in our photographs, but all monitors are calibrated differently and may alter that.
Allergen Notice: Our home is smoke-free and cat-friendly. While they do not have access to the wools, we cannot guarantee every item is dander free, so please be aware if you have allergies. Working with raw fleece regularly may also mean hay allergies could be triggered. Allergies can be severe and your safety matters to us!
Vegetation Notice: Some items are hand processed with raw fleece from small farms. You might dig up plant matter, food, hay, and bedding in these items. We do our best to keep VM count as low as possible. These items will be notated as Farm Wools.
Shipping Overages: All excessive shipping overage will be refunded at time of shipping.
Shipping Times: We currently cannot guarantee shipping times with USPS being understandably backed up. Once the item is dropped off with the post office, it is out of our hands, but we will be monitoring every shipment.
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