Wonderful Wensleydale

Wensleydale Sheep

The Wensleydale sheep breed began with a cross of a Dishley Leichester ram and a Teeswater ewe in 1838. The result is a large sheep with ‘blue’ head and these wonderful long locks.

The staple length is quite long in this combed top, about 6 inches, so it is best to keep the hands far apart when spinning….otherwise you’ll be pulling on both ends of the fiber and it won’t budge! Wensleydale likes to be spun into a lace weight, and doesn’t need a lot of twist….too much will make the yarn wiry. I had a lot of fun putting colors on this wool, the longwool luster really shines through.

All of these are available in the shop: Hand Dyed Wensleydale , snap them up before they are gone!

Salted Caramel Mochaccino Wensleydale
Autumn Blaze Maple Wensleydale
Burning Bright Wensleydale
Hibiscus Wensleydale
Out of the Deep Wensleydale
Peacock Wensleydale
Jeweled - June 2015 Tiger Club - Wensleydale wool

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