I would like to share with you the results of sending several fleeces to the Illinois Fiber Processing. I received a box of yarn from my sheep and also a box of roving.
I am having fun dyeing yarn to get some weaving done and I am knitting up a few skeins to see how it knits too.
I just got some very soft and clean raw Romney Fleece from "Liz" at Eagle Crossing Farm. Here are links related to this farmer:
I was cleaning and organizing in my fiber studio over Christmas and ran across a nice fleece from this source which I had purchased several years ago, but had not processed. It reminded me of how nice this farm's fleeces really are. I emailed them and luckily they are still in business and still sell raw fleeces. I used my Christmas gift cash I had received toward two nice colored Romney fleeces (one a lamb fleece). I described what attributes were most important in a colored Romney fleece for me (softness of hand) and they selected a few, and sent samples. These fleeces were very nicely skirted and the prices very reasonable.
My other favorite raw fleece source is for colored Corriedale:
I look for their fleeces at the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair in Asheville, NC each year. They win tons of blue ribbons in the fleece show. At the moment I have several of these in my studio waiting on processing.
Between the raw fleeces from these two sources, I have plenty to keep me busy this spring.
Hi I am new to this forum.. I raise alpacas and have lots of fleece for sale. Check out my website www.atozalpacas.com and on facebook www.facebook.com/atozalpacas
A to Z Alpacas Alberta CanadaLeslie Unruhatozalpacas@gmail.com
I hope that no one minds a little shameless self-promotion, but I have an Etsy shop where I sell clean, hand dyed fleece and locks- most specifically Targhee and Wensleydale. I also like to mix it up a bit with other types- Finnsheep, Cormo, Romney, Mohair, Alpaca, assorted cross-breeds, and various silk preparations. I also sell carded batts, and handspun art yarn and traditional yarn. I process, dye, spin and felt all of the fibers that I sell, and I'm happy to offer advice, suggestions, and help with any or all of them.
I love custom orders, and list new items nearly every weekday. Jenny Fields Fiber
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We own a small alpaca farm in oberlin ohio with 22 Huacayas who all have either royal baby or baby fiber. We recently had them sheared and have high quality blankets and seconds for sale. If intersted please email me at email@example.com and i can send pics of each and prices. very reasonable pricing!
Hi Jenny! Satisfied customer here!
I am sorry, I have that ostresized herd of alpacas, both suri and huacayas and I have a variety of colors and fleeces available, prime blankets and for a quarter of the cost per pound, neck, flank, and shoulder fiber as well. I would like the folks that have listed their sheep here to send me their price lists and sheep types for my resource page or to link to my page on facebook, imaginary alpaca ranch. I belong to the black swamp spinning guild and live in northwest ohio and know many spinning friends and we like to dabble in different fleece/fibers as well. I also love to blend my alpaca with other types of wool to give it a bit more variety in the spun yarns. With 30 fleeces available annually, it is a lot to work with and I feel really guilty buying other fibers to spin, but oh, well, when you are addicted to fiber like we are.........and DYE and FELT that fireman of yours a BIG RED FIRETRUCK for Christmas this year......Cheers all. you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'm looking for less VM in the fleeces as I will probably send it out to be put into rovings at a mini mill in Indiana that does a good job. After all, shearing happens once or twice a year, right??
So glad you posted here - after a 10 year hiatus from Spinning, I am back at it - just got a wheel and was looking for cool fiber - I love your colors, so be looking for an order soon.
Oh, I'm so jealous!! I've been looking everywhere for some FinnSheep fleeces. Do you still have any available at your farm? If you have Dorset Down also, I'm definitely interested!
Kelly (kelly AT gothamcityfiberarts DOT com)
Mary Tucker, I was trying to reply to your post specifically - do you have any Finn fleeces left? Or Dorset Down? I'm very interested, and I live in NYC, if so. I'm fervently hoping to have my own spinning flock sometime in the next 5 years!
Kelly AT gothamcityfiberarts DOT com