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ou will love our prize winning raw wool,roving’s, and yarn! The Romney fleece is unique among all breeds of sheep in the way it combines several important traits. The fleece is lustrous; it hangs in separate locks, with minimal cross fibers between the locks. It is also high yielding and easily spun. Uniformity of crimp from the butt to the tip of a lock is also typical of the breed. Romney wool has the finest fiber diameter of all the long wool breeds; the spinning count may run from 50 to 44 (equivalent to about 29-36 microns). Ideally, the spinning count of the fleece is consistent over the entire body.

I t is the low grease content of Romney woolthat makes it a very light shrinking fleece upon washing, and consequently high yielding. Since the value of a fleece depends on its clean wool content and not its grease weight, the Romney, whose fleece can boast a clean yield of over 70%, is one of the heaviest wool producers of all breeds.

W hether shorn once or twice a year,the wool clip from the purebred Romney flock is sought by commercial wool buyers and craftspeople. Its broad range of acceptable spinning counts enables Romney wool to be used for many products, ranging from sweaters to outer wear to carpets. For the commercial producer, incorporation of the heavy-shearing white Romney can add significantly to overall farm income. Sit in front of a cozy fireplace; make a spectacular centerpiece on a wall or on a favorite sofa or chair with our wonderfully soft Romney long wool fleeces. Our strong soft fleeces for spinning Hats, Scarves and Sweaters win awards at Oregon State Fair year after year.  They have a wonderful luster and 70-80 yields when processed.