Manx Loaghtan Fleece

Manx Loaghtan Ram

 

Manx Loaghtan Fleece

Beilidu Manx Loaghtan fleeces weigh approximately 1kg (2lbs) unwashed, from which a soft woollen spin with demi-lustre can be produced. Staple length ranges from 5cm to 12cm (2-5in). The fleeces have a Bradford count of 48 to 54. There is no kemp in the fleeces.

The fleeces reflect the natural colours of the sheep in the flock. Most of the Beilidu flock have dark brown fleeces with golden tips, but the wool becomes a paler brown or silver-gray as the animals age.

The recent input from a Manx ram with a larger staple is resulting in young stock with this extra length - much sought after by hand spinners.

Spinning

Fibre is easily spun in to either Double Knit (DK) or a finer 4-ply.

Felting & Dyeing

Manx wool has a medium felting ability and, although naturally coloured, can also be dyed to enhance its natural tones.

Please note that we cannot guarantee availability of specific colours, although we will endeavour to meet any preferences given.

£10.00 - £15.00 each - depending on size and quality (plus postage and packaging).

To order fleeces, please contact us to discuss your requirements. Sorry, but we are only able to send fleeces to UK addresses.

Manx Loaghtan Skeins

Manx Loaghtan Mill Spun Yarn

 

Manx Loaghtan Yarn

Hand-spun wool yarn is available on request, costing £8 per 50grams, plus postage. The fibre is washed and carded, and hand-spun on traditional wheels, usually to Double Knit(DK).

We also have a limited supply of 50g Double Knit balls of mill-spun wool, costing £6 each.

To order yarn, please contact us to discuss your requirements. Sorry, but we are only able to send yarn to UK addresses.