High quality Manx Loaghtan Wool from the Isle of Man

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High quality Manx Loaghtan Wool from the Isle of Man

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Last updated on November 24, 2015
Ballacosnahan Farm is a 200 acre farm stretching from the top of Slieau Whallian down to the river Neb and has been in my family for over fifty years. I pride myself that my sheep have the highest level of husbandry and care.

The Manx Loaghtan is still one of the rarest of breeds in the British Isles and since 1973 the Rare Breeds Survival Trust has helped promote these wonderful sheep. Up to the 18th century these sheep covered the Manx hills in their thousands. In the 1950s numbers were down to less than a 100. Happily today there are several thousand and their future seems much brighter.

Manx Loaghtan fleeces are a lovely toffee or tan colour and the word Loaghtan is thought to have derived from two Manx words describing the colour — Lugh (mouse) and Dhoan (brown). The fleece next to the skin is a dark tan or brown but the top bleaches in the sun.

The wool is much sought after as the fleeces are soft, close textured and lustrous, heavily oiled and excellent for hand spinning. The staple varies between 70mm to 100mm. When spun, it is naturally a dark to light toffee colour. Once knitted it is fine enough to be comfortably worn next to the skin yet robust enough to be used in outerwear.

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