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100grms Zwartbles of Top

Zwartbles is a breed of sheep which originates from The Netherlands. It is a natural brown shade. The fleece is bulky with excellent crimp which makes it superb for felting.

The Zwartbles has a striking appearance: a black/brown fleece, a white blaze on the face, 2 - 4 white socks, and a white tail tip (which is traditionally left undocked). Both rams and ewes are polled. The Zwartbles are relatively large sheep: ewes weigh an average of 85 kg (187 lb), and rams 100 kg (220 lb). The dense fleece ranges from black to brown with sun bleached tips, some silvering may be present in older animals. The wool is medium to fine with excellent crimp and fibre length, a Bradford count of 54-56 and a micron count of 27 making it popular for spinning and felting

Traditionally used for both milk and meat in the Netherlands, they declined significantly in use until listed as critically rare by the Dutch Rare Breed Survival trust in the mid-1970s.
The first Zwartbles were imported to the United Kingdom in the early 1990s. The UK Zwartbles Sheep Association was formed in 1995.

Many UK agricultural shows now hold classes for Zwartbles. The wool of these show animals is often trimmed to remove the sunbleached (brown) wool tips revealing a tight black fleece.

The Zwartbles fleece is medium to fine with excellent crimp along the length of fibre. It ranges from dense black to chocolate brown with sunbleached tips. Many fleeces have fine silver hairs dispersed throughout the wool which gives a lustre appearance when worked, though it is not a lustre fleece.

Microns: 27 mic
Fibre Length: 100-120mm
Top'Roving Length: 4 metres per 100g
Top/Roving Width: 1 inch
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100grms Zwartbles of Top

Zwartbles is a breed of sheep which originates from The Netherlands. It is a natural brown shade. The fleece is bulky with excellent crimp which makes it superb for felting.

The Zwartbles has a striking appearance: a black/brown fleece, a white blaze on the face, 2 - 4 white socks, and a white tail tip (which is traditionally left undocked). Both rams and ewes are polled. The Zwartbles are relatively large sheep: ewes weigh an average of 85 kg (187 lb), and rams 100 kg (220 lb). The dense fleece ranges from black to brown with sun bleached tips, some silvering may be present in older animals. The wool is medium to fine with excellent crimp and fibre length, a Bradford count of 54-56 and a micron count of 27 making it popular for spinning and felting

Traditionally used for both milk and meat in the Netherlands, they declined significantly in use until listed as critically rare by the Dutch Rare Breed Survival trust in the mid-1970s.
The first Zwartbles were imported to the United Kingdom in the early 1990s. The UK Zwartbles Sheep Association was formed in 1995.

Many UK agricultural shows now hold classes for Zwartbles. The wool of these show animals is often trimmed to remove the sunbleached (brown) wool tips revealing a tight black fleece.

The Zwartbles fleece is medium to fine with excellent crimp along the length of fibre. It ranges from dense black to chocolate brown with sunbleached tips. Many fleeces have fine silver hairs dispersed throughout the wool which gives a lustre appearance when worked, though it is not a lustre fleece.

Microns: 27 mic
Fibre Length: 100-120mm
Top'Roving Length: 4 metres per 100g
Top/Roving Width: 1 inch
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Overview

  • Craft type: Crochet, Felting, Knitting, Spinning, Weaving & tapestry
  • Materials: sheep wool, wool, Devon sheep, fiber, roving, natural, white, Microns 40 to 60mic
  • Feedback: 42 reviews
  • Favorited by: 2 people
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