CVM/Romeldale Wool

Klamath Falls, Oregon · 134 Sales


CVM/Romeldale Wool

Klamath Falls, Oregon 134 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Homegrown CVM Romeldale fleeces, yarn, roving and felt!


Homegrown CVM Romeldale fleeces, yarn, roving and felt!

Leah Saltzman

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Leah Saltzman


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
  • robson

    robson on May 15, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    Shipping on time and lovely yarn. Seems a bit heavier than sportweight (although that is likely the puffiness of the fiber). Good yarn structure--it will be more durable than many Romeldale/CVM yarns.

  • Diana Tribukait

    Diana Tribukait on May 6, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Rommeldale yarn! Bright white and very soft. There was a tech glitch and Leah sent along another hank of a charcoal CVM fiber, as a special treat. What a great and thoughtful vendor. The yarn was professionally processed and spun. I wish I lived closer to her processor, I would definitely use them for some fleece that I have! All and all an exceptional vendor.

  • Emily Wigglesworth

    Emily Wigglesworth on Feb 2, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    I am doing a curriculum based around the book, "The Mitten String" with my preschoolers. I ordered some raw wool samples to use as manipulatives, and I am THRILLED with what I got! The samples are perfect to help the children compare what wool looks like before and after carding, and there's enough to use in several lessons. The seller was so gracious, and when she was a little delayed in getting it sent out (no fault of hers), she included a small skein of yarn. Thank you so very much!

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It happened by accident....

Who we are: My husband and I love raising and working with animals, and wish to pass on to our young son the proud heritage that comes with farming, caring for livestock and the land that feeds them. We keep around 30 happy CVM/Romeldale ewes as a way to feed our family and teach our son a way of life knowing where food and fiber comes from. CVM's(California Variegated Mutant) are considered a fine wool breed of sheep which
are considered critically endangered by The American Livestock Conservancy.

What we do: We sell skirted CVM/Romeldale fleeces for handspinning, as well as roving, yarn and felt. Fiber products are highly seasonal! We also sell purebred lambs upon request, starting in October when are lambs are weaned.

How it began: It happened by accident.... The sheep started out as a way for us to train our working stock dogs.....and then things just got out of control! When you have one sheep you might as well have a few, right? I wanted to try something different from the more common sheep meat breeds, and by chance found a handful of older CVM girls someone was selling in 2009. We expanded our numbers by tracking down more CVM/Romeldales, and now we have a small flock of around 30 registered CVM/Romeldale sheep. They are such fun, rewarding creatures. It is fun to see the lambs born every year, and what combinations of colors the fleeces will behold. I have been selling on Etsy since 2011, and it has been such a fun way to interact and learn from other sellers and customers. I feel strongly that there is a place for every type of fiber out there!

I will always send fiber samples upon request free of charge to expand familiarity of the CVM/Romeldale fiber.

Thank you for supporting small farmers, fiber arts as well as rare and endangered livestock breeds!
- John, Leah and John Douglas JR

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Shop members

  • Leah and John Saltzman


    John and Leah both have a love for livestock production and raise sheep, cattle, dogs, horses and whatever else comes along. Please visit us and find out about our story at

Production partners

  • Creekside fiber mill

    Lebanon, OR

    Creekside Fiber Mill makes yarn, roving, batts and felt from animal's fleece. They can spin yarn, provide roving for handspinners, batts for quilters and felt for crafters.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2014
Thank you for your interest and support in wool fiber and the sheep industry! I love sheep, and I am forever learning from other livestock owners and fiber artists- each area of sheep and wool production is it's own art: animal husbandry, shearing, wool spinning, dying....... Any feedback or communications are always welcome.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Because of many of the issues that can come up with storing wool, I ask that you please take a look at the fleece within 30 days of receiving it to make sure it is what you were expected. Please look at photos closely for color and staple length. If a fleece does not meet your standards please store in a smoke free/pet free environment and I will send a return shipping label or we can discuss other options to make the issue right.
I accept paypal as well as credit cards and Etsy gift cards.
I use USPS in conjunction with Etsy, and it is tracked. I ship within 1 day of ordering, unless the order is placed on a weekend- then it will go out on Monday.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please visit me at where I discuss my sheep management and skirting practices.
I am not in the business to try to pull the wool over someones eyes....Fleeces are skirted. Yarn and roving have been skirted, scoured and processed at a small scale but professional wool mill. However, sheep live outdoors so there is always a chance of occasional debris from sheep being sheep in the unprocessed fleeces! I never try to hide that with the photos, so please take a look at those closely.