Fiber For Sale

This page shows the fleeces we have for sale.  These fleeces have been dried, skirted, judged, weighed and photographed.  We raise mostly Shetland sheep. We also have a CVM, California Red, Gotland-Finns, and a Cotswold.  We also have some fiber goats-  two Nigoras. Finally we have Satin Angora rabbits.  We lovingly raise these animals and sheared them with care.  We are located in Skagit County, Washington State. The lock photos are taken on 3×5 inch cards.  I remove the photo and description once the fiber is sold. Please email me at donnawh@earthlink.net if you have any questions about these fleeces.  And, if you have not already, please check out our yarn page at Yarn for Sale and our roving page at Roving for Sale.  I will be posting the roving and yarn I receive from the mills on those pages when I get them. Thanks for visiting!

wendel fleece

 

huey fleecehuey locksThis is the Shetland fleece of Huey, a light brown wether.  It is soft with low VM and double cuts.  It has dirt in it. which should wash out easily.   It was partly felted and heavily skirted.  It weighs 2# 13 oz and is for sale for $34.

The remainder of our fleeces have been sent to Stonehedge Fiber Mill for processing into yarn or roving.  I will post them at those pages when they are available.

 

49 Responses to Fiber For Sale

  1. Hi Donna, I am interested in Tanya’s Gotland/Finn fleece and Brown Sugar. Is Tanya’s fleece soft…how old is she and what percentages? Will Brown Sugar need to be dehaired? My email is cinnabar_38@yahoo.com

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  2. Tanya’s fleece isn’t really soft. It’s more silky like I believe Gotlands to be. It is certainly not coarse to the touch. She is 50% Gotland/50% Finn. She is 2 years old. I personally spin Brown Sugars fiber all together and do not dehair it. Let me know if there are other questions.

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  3. Rhonda Jones says:

    Wow! You have so many nice fleeces, it’l be hard to choose just one. I would really like
    one that is gray to spin with some gray alpaca I have. I also like Timmy’s fleece and have some black alpaca to spin it with.

    Rhonda

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    • Thanks Rhonda. It looks like Timmy’s fleece is already spoken for but I will let you know if it falls through. Both grey ewe fleeces are available as is the fall ram fleece. Let me know if you would like them or if you have questions.

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  4. Rhonda Jones says:

    Which gray fleece is the softest? I have ordered fleece from a farm once that I had to throw away because it was too rough. So my now my #1 priority is if the wool is soft.
    Color is my next concern. I would love some gray wool to spin with my rose gray Alpaca.

    Rhonda

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  5. Linda says:

    Are you going to be selling any baby angora or jersey wooly bunnies anytime soon? I’d also love to visit someday if possible. please email me at linda.arnoldi@gmail.com Thanks!

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  6. Kathy Abrams says:

    Is it possible to turn a profit raising angora rabbits? (for the fur, not the sale of bunnies)

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  7. Hello
    Nice fleece :]
    If you havent sold Tanys fleece
    black and tan] Ill take it :]
    do ewe know how many microns it is?
    Can ewe bill me through pay pal?
    I can also send a check if thats better
    I FINALLY have time for making something for myself!
    Im in SW Wa
    Thanks Margaret
    Crystal Creek Fibers

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  8. Sherrill says:

    Hi.
    Is Jethro’s Fleece still available? I do not see a “sold” tag on it.
    I am interested in purchasing it if it is still available.

    Thanks bunches.
    Sherrill

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  9. Hannah says:

    My son is looking for some fleece for a science project. He is working on a 30 cm X 30 cm box and needs to insulate it with natural fibers. Do you have anything available in the next week or so.

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    • Donna says:

      Hello Hannah,
      We are shearing Monday so will have plenty of wool available. It will not be washed though. Let m eknow if you are interested.
      Donna

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  10. Elizabeth Martin says:

    Hi Donna, it was a pleasure to run my fingers thru all the fleeces on shearing day and i really had a great time….Is DC the youngster that was hanging out in the stall with the older boyz??? Also if someone is interested in Mutiny’s CVM fleece but not all, would be interested in a small bit, but would like to wait so someone has the opportunity with this beautiful fleece. They were all soooooo nice. Started rinsing the fleece i brought home from Lewis…soooo soft, may try to mix some with our white alpaca…..eliz

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    • Donna says:

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      Thanks Eliz! You were able to check out the fleeces better than anyone. And that was DC in the ram pen. I will let you know what happens with Mutiny’s fleece. It is huge! I am glad you are happy with Lewis’ fleece. It is fun to spin with the variation of color.

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  11. cara says:

    are these single or double coated? and will you add softness and fineness to the description please? i too have ordered shetland thinking lace shawl only to find out it wasn’t soft enuf

    thanks

    c

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    • Donna says:

      They are mostly of the intermediate type unless otherwise noted. I tried to comment when the fleece was particularly soft or fine. Lonny’s and Mutiny’s (the CVM) are the finest of the bunch as well as being soft. I did mention that the fleeces of Jewel, Reuben, Lou and Jemima were particularly soft to the touch. DC’s fleece has sold already but his is quite soft. You can get an idea of the lock structure from the lock photos. Jewel and Jemina’s fleece are bordering on double coated but I would still call them intermediate style. The locks are photographed on 3×5 inch cards so you can get an idea of the staple length too. Please let me know if you have further questions. I will be posting more fleeces here as I get them ready.
      Donna

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  12. Debra Mitchell says:

    I am interested in Lonny’s fleece, but I am new at spinning and I raise English Angoras, I normally add merino to my Angora to add fluff factor, Since I have never touch any shetland what do you suggest I do to get an idea of what it is like? Some wools are scratchy to me but merino is not.

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    • Donna says:

      Hi Debra,
      Fine and intermediate style Shetland wool should not be scratchy. The double-coated can be if you leave the longer fibers in, if you separate them it is really soft (but a lot of work!). I do not think Lonny’s fleece is at all scratchy. I can send you a sample of his fleece if you would like.
      Donna

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  13. Kimberly says:

    Do you allow people to visit the farm?

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  14. Teresa says:

    Is Hazelnut’s fleece still available? Thanks, Teresa

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  15. Hi Donna! I know I’m a little late but is Hazelnut’s or Shawn’s fleece still available? Thanks! Judith

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  16. Ray Cooper says:

    Hi Donna- I am interested in either of the Shetland fleeces you have posted, or other Shetland if more are to come. Are these two (Wink and Monette) from last years shearing? Your Ravelry post says more are coming. When will more be listed? I am in Maine, so they would nee dto be shipped. Thanks. Ray Cooper

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    • Donna says:

      Hello Ray,
      Wink and Monette are from this spring. I sheared them a little earlier than the rest since they are pregnant and due to lamb. The rest of our flock of ~30 mostly Shetland sheep were sheared 3/29. Their fleeces are almost dry now and I will start skirting, photographing, weighing and posting these fleeces starting this next week. You can follow this site as it is updated or I can email you when something you might be interested in is ready.
      Donna

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  17. I am quite drawn to Heidi’s fleece. In the range of fineness of Shetlands, where would you say this fleece falls? I am from NW (my brother lives near you), so enjoy getting NW fleeces to spin. I now live in Vermont. Can you give me an idea of shipping costs?

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    • Donna says:

      Thanks Annie! Heidi’s fleece sold yesterday and I had not had a chance to update the web site. I skirted some fleeces yesterday too and will have three more posted momentarily.

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  18. Well, rats. But I want dibs on Hazelnut’s fleece! Bit smaller than I was looking for, but oh, so pretty. What would be the shipping on it to Vermont?

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  19. Loraine Lee says:

    Is DC still available ? Zip is 08873

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  20. Anita Taylor says:

    Is Miss Lizzy’s fleece still for sale?

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  21. I want lonny, miss lizzie, and diddley.

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  22. Claudia Wittmann says:

    Hi, Is Monets fleece still available?

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  23. Hello! Is Moni’s fleece still available?

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  24. Juanita Robinson says:

    Happy Belated Birthday, Donna! Love the early pictures of you.
    I will be very interested in buying a/some of your new fleeces when they become available.
    Michael and I are finally feeling better this week!
    Juanita

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  25. Hi, I am interested in Logan’s fleece. 🙂

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