Cheviot is a hardwearing wool of medium to long length and a wonderfully springy crimp. The wool of this ancient breed averages around 27-33 microns
Corriedale is a medium-fine wool that is great for felting and handspinning. Try wetting a sample and letting it air dry to see the accordion-like crimp. The thickness and durability of this wool lends itself to socks and sweaters equally. The also make great thrums for mittens and slippers!
Our Norwegian top is a blend of Norwegian sheep breeds, including Norwegian White, Gammelnorsk Spælsau (GNS) and Spælsau. The oldest of the Norwegian breeds has been domesticated since the Vikings and possible as old as the Iron Age. It is a hardy, resilient wool that averages around 33-36 microns.
Polwarth is a hybrid breed developed in the late 1800s as a cross between Merino and Lincoln sheep. With their long staple, fine 22-27 micron hair, and springy loft, this is one of my favourite fibres ever.
Rambouillet is a long staple wool with very fine 18.5-24.5 micron fibres. Also known as "French Merino", this naturally white breed shares many characteristics with its Spanish sister. It's buttery soft texture is great for those with sensitive skin.
Falkland wool is derived from a veriety of breeds imported to the southern islands in the 1800s, including Corriedale, Cheviot, Polwarth, and Merino. The resulting top has a good balance of properties useful for projects of all types.