This wool is from the Gotland Island, Sweden. Wool is 35 microns, 6 ½ inch staple length. Lustrous, beautiful silvery shiny top. Felts fast and easy! The breed was first established on the Swedish island of Gotland by the Vikings with Karakul and Romanov sheep brought back from expeditions deep into Russia and crossed with the native landrace sheep. This is a dual purpose sheep for meat and wool production.
Sold in 8oz quantities.
The Gotland’s fleece is considered to be among the best in the world for spinning and weaving, even though it is a bit on the coarse side. It has incredible strength, very high luster, and well-defined crimp, along with the array of silver and gray shades that make the fleeces highly desirable to hand spinners, knitters and weavers. Gotland fleece is incredibly rare in the United States, and is famous for its metallic-silver luster as well as its special and distinct drape.
Gotland wool felts VERY well with a smooth surface and strong hold, even when lightly felted. That is why Gotland wool is called the "Felter's Favorite".
Fun fact: The cloaks from The Lord of the Rings movies were made with gotland fiber due to its light weight feel, its wonderful drape, and its natural luster which creates an almost magical shine and gleam. This is what Gotland is recently the most famous far, and it's a very special fiber!