Border Leicester Yarn is a Longwool breed developed in the 18th century in the borderlands between England and Scotland (hence the name). Related by breeding to the Leicester Longwool and Blue-Faced Leicester, it is in the middle of those breeds for softness and has beautiful luster and drape. A very personable sheep, they are clean faced with Roman noses. The white fleece is ivory color.
Farm sources: hand selected Border Leicester fleeces from Overlook Manor, Warrenton, Virginia and Orange Gate Farm, Maurerton, Virginia.