WoolGrower

WoolGrower

129 Sales

WoolGrower

WoolGrower

129 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(64)

Announcement   Thank you for visiting WoolGrower! WoolGrower (aka Jen) lives on DreamCatcher Sheep and Fiber Farm which located in the beautiful rolling hills of Northwest Missouri.

At DCSFF we currently raise purebred Bluefaced Leicesters. We also cross the BFL with our flock of Border Leicester, Cotswold, Shetland, Romney and our new addition - Finnsheep!

When I first started spinning, I was on a quest to find the "perfect fiber". Of course no fiber is perfect but what I discovered is there is simply no other fiber (IMO) that matches all the qualities of the Leicester wool. It can be soft as silk and the drape and luster just brings garments to life. It is a joy to spin and knit with. Crossing this breed with others, more often than not, passes these traits onto the breeds that we cross them with. Only the best fleece animals are held back to remain in the flock.

I most enjoy producing a variety of natural colored sheep. I love the variations of greys, browns and blacks. However, I do get the color bug from time to time and will have a go at dying up some interesting colorways. Usually a change in season will get me going :). Over dying some of the lighter browns and greys can be a lot of fun too!!

Those of us that raise sheep primarily for fiber, know that VM is a big issue for handspinners (the majority of us being handspinners ourselves). What a lot people don't realize is that most commercially processed roving and yarn have been chemically processed to remove all "VM" (vegetable matter; ie weed seeds, bits of hay etc). The residue from these chemicals has been known to cause irritation to the skin and also compromise the integrity of the fiber.

So we do our best to keep clean pastures, feed so that the hay doesn't drop onto the necks and backs as they eat and then skirt our fleeces before processing to remove any debris that does sneak in. You can be assured that our fleeces will NEVER be chemically processed to remove VM!

Thank you for stopping by and please support your local farmers and the U.S. wool industry!

Announcement

Thank you for visiting WoolGrower! WoolGrower (aka Jen) lives on DreamCatcher Sheep and Fiber Farm which located in the beautiful rolling hills of Northwest Missouri.

At DCSFF we currently raise purebred Bluefaced Leicesters. We also cross the BFL with our flock of Border Leicester, Cotswold, Shetland, Romney and our new addition - Finnsheep!

When I first started spinning, I was on a quest to find the "perfect fiber". Of course no fiber is perfect but what I discovered is there is simply no other fiber (IMO) that matches all the qualities of the Leicester wool. It can be soft as silk and the drape and luster just brings garments to life. It is a joy to spin and knit with. Crossing this breed with others, more often than not, passes these traits onto the breeds that we cross them with. Only the best fleece animals are held back to remain in the flock.

I most enjoy producing a variety of natural colored sheep. I love the variations of greys, browns and blacks. However, I do get the color bug from time to time and will have a go at dying up some interesting colorways. Usually a change in season will get me going :). Over dying some of the lighter browns and greys can be a lot of fun too!!

Those of us that raise sheep primarily for fiber, know that VM is a big issue for handspinners (the majority of us being handspinners ourselves). What a lot people don't realize is that most commercially processed roving and yarn have been chemically processed to remove all "VM" (vegetable matter; ie weed seeds, bits of hay etc). The residue from these chemicals has been known to cause irritation to the skin and also compromise the integrity of the fiber.

So we do our best to keep clean pastures, feed so that the hay doesn't drop onto the necks and backs as they eat and then skirt our fleeces before processing to remove any debris that does sneak in. You can be assured that our fleeces will NEVER be chemically processed to remove VM!

Thank you for stopping by and please support your local farmers and the U.S. wool industry!

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(64)
Connie Gray

Connie Gray on Jun 14, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Can I give 10 stars? It's like the sheep lived indoors!! Gorgeous, perfect staple length, unbelievable color and is washing up beautifully! Thank you. Will have my eye out for more future fleeces!

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Shop policies

Last updated on December 31, 2015
Thank you for visiting WoolGrower! I hope you find something that sparks your creative juices!

Wool is so versatile and can be used to create so many different things. You can spin, weave, knit, crochet and/or felt (wet or needle) with it.

You can create wearable garments, art to hang on the wall, vessels such as purses and baskets and the figures created with needle felting are simply amazing!

So go ahead, give it a try and create something fun with wool!

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Refunds and Exchanges
If the color or texture is not what you expected, I will offer an exchange. If I don't have what you need/want, a refund of the purchase price minus shipping/packaging costs will be given.
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