Cotswold lambswool lace on cones

  • Cotswold Yarn is one of the most lustrous and strong fibers of all the Longwool breeds, but the young lambs first clip is much softer, and that is what is in this lustrous, textured yarn. An extremely small batch, this second spin is uneven and has some slubs. Fabulous texture, but need to design for it. Love it for a painted warp.
  • design: 2-ply, semi-worsted spun; lustrous and silky but uneven and a little slubby.
    size: fingering weight, 24 wpi, 1600 yds per pound
    suggested use: warp and/or weft. Dyes beautifully!
    care: hand wash warm with low agitation, lay flat to dry or can be dry cleaned.
  • fiber source: hand selected fleeces from Davlin Farm in Loudoun County, Virginia
    fiber content: 100% Cotswold lambswool.
    Cotswold is an English Longwool breed probably developed with Leicester genetics. Imported into North America in 1832, it is mostly used for cross breeding rams in the commercial sheep business. The sheep grow 8" to 10" staple of wool in a year in bold, open locks. The fleece is white, very lustrous and strong. It felts quite well, including on the sheep if care is not taken. As with other strong Longwool breeds, lambswool is traditionally used for lace shawls.

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