Black Welsh Wool for Sale

 FOR SALE - Natural Processed Black Welsh Mountain Sheep roving/roping. I have got my wool back from Custom Woolen Mill in Alberta. It has been washed, picked and carded into thick (approx. 2 inch wide roving/roping, a woolen preparation which means it is not combed top or sliver).
  • Price - $3/ounce CAD
  •  (payment by Paypal invoice in Canadian or American funds) Bulk rate available
  • Please email Val with your inquiry to woolywoolofthewest at yahoo dot com



FOR SALE - Raw Black Welsh Mountain Sheep. Any quantities larger than 2 lbs. will be from more than one animal, as the skirted fleeces are small.
  • Price - $1.25/ounce CAD
  •  (payment by Paypal invoice in Canadian or American funds) Bulk rate available
  • Please email Val with your inquiry to woolywoolofthewest at yahoo dot ca

Black Welsh is often classed as a Down-Type Wool Breed. Here's an excerpt from "In Sheep's Clothing" by N & J Fournier..."The wool (down type) has a distinctive crisp feel and a full, spongy handle. Ranges in fiber diameter from fine to medium ...2 to 3.5" length. The fibers are long compared to the length of the staple because of a well-developed spiral crimp..contributes to the wool's excellent resilience, loft, bulk and elasticity."

General Info on average fleece:
Type: Down-Type Wool, Primitive
  •  Amount: Email and let me know how many ounces you would like ($1.25/ounce). Fleeces are small so any quantities larger than a pound will be taken from another fleece  (I do try to match up characteristics when you are getting more than one fleece).
  • Soundness: tips usually somewhat weathered with the reddish sunburned look.
  • Fibre diameter: Medium, by no means "next to skin" soft. This will be from young  ewes and lambs so it is somewhat finer than the rams.
  • Length: average 1.5" - 3"
  • Condition: small bits of veggie matter as I've removed neck areas and much of the britch areas. Wool is dense so I pick off surface VM. Small fines will fall out during processing.

More BLACK WELSH info: each fleece is uniquely different. This is a primitive breed that still sheds its wool (like Shetlands and Icelandics). Most fleeces will have the short new growth of wool (called "rise") growing up thru last years growth. Some fleeces have kemp and hair - these are things I can't skirt out (these challenges respond well to mini combs).
 What I DO skirt out - course and hairy britch, hairy areas, dags/soiled areas, areas with excessive dandruff, leg wool, belly wool, large veggie matter. Vm left will be small bits that can fall out during combing and carding.