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Leicester Longwool, from Lavender fleece farms

Leicester Longwool, from Lavender fleece farms

This is one of my favorites on Unplanned Peacock Studio: Dyed Icelandic Batts

Dyed Icelandic Batts

This is one of my favorites on Unplanned Peacock Studio: Dyed Icelandic Batts

The Drenthe Heath is the oldest sheep breed of the Western Europe continent.

The Drenthe Heath is the oldest sheep breed of the Western Europe continent.

The Icelandic breed is one of the hardiest sheep of Northern Europe and exhibit a dual coat of wool to protect it from the harsh winters. The Icelandic sheep is one of the world's oldest and purest breeds of sheep. Throughout its 1100 years of history, the Icelandic breed has been truly triple-purpose, treasured for its meat, fiber and milk.

The Icelandic breed is one of the hardiest sheep of Northern Europe and exhibit a dual coat of wool to protect it from the harsh winters. The Icelandic sheep is one of the world's oldest and purest breeds of sheep. Throughout its 1100 years of history, the Icelandic breed has been truly triple-purpose, treasured for its meat, fiber and milk.

foula sheep Copyright Foula Wool

foula sheep Copyright Foula Wool

Raising Black Welsh Sheep

Raising Black Welsh Sheep

The Cheviot is a breed of white faced sheep which gets its name from a range of hills in north Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. It is still common in this area of the United Kingdom, but also in north west Scotland, Wales and the south west of England (especially Dartmoor and Exmoor) as well as more rarely in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. The Cheviot is a dual-purpose breed being raised primarily for meat and wool.

The Cheviot is a breed of white faced sheep which gets its name from a range of hills in north Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. It is still common in this area of the United Kingdom, but also in north west Scotland, Wales and the south west of England (especially Dartmoor and Exmoor) as well as more rarely in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. The Cheviot is a dual-purpose breed being raised primarily for meat and wool.

The Gute is the most primitive sheep breed native to Sweden. Thus, I can conclude that this wool was most likely worn in the Viking Age. If you are interested in spinning and weaving Viking Age cloth you probably want some of this wool.

About Gutes, Gotlands, Vikings & Hobbits; Sheepishly unravelling the confusion.

The Gute is the most primitive sheep breed native to Sweden. Thus, I can conclude that this wool was most likely worn in the Viking Age. If you are interested in spinning and weaving Viking Age cloth you probably want some of this wool.

The Teeswater is a breed of sheep from Teesdale, England. It is a longwool breed of sheep, which produces a generally large-diameter fibre. The breed is raised primarily for meat.

The Teeswater is a breed of sheep from Teesdale, England. It is a longwool breed of sheep, which produces a generally large-diameter fibre. The breed is raised primarily for meat.

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