This hand-dyed natural Leicester Longwool yarn was created exclusively for Two Sheeps LLC by The Ross Farm (therossfarm.com) of Pennsylvania.
Colorway: ‘Blue Skies’
Yarn weight: DK
Yarn content: 100% Leicester Longwool Hand-dyed in the wool
~ 245 yards per 100 g
Based in Western Pennsylvania, The Ross Farm (TRF) raises sheep, cattle, turkeys, hogs, and miniature Mediterranean donkeys. They concentrate on Heritage Breeds and are on the National Registry of Historic Places through the United States Department of the Interior as the "Frank L. Ross Model Farm”. TRF has been recognized by their local History and Landmarks Organization as a fine example of local agricultural architecture. TRF is also are an official Shave 'Em to Save 'Em provider.*
Please check all photos of this yarn that are posted here and on our Instagram feed to see the yarn color under different lighting conditions.
Because each of these hand-dyed skeins is unique, we recommend alternating skeins as you knit or crochet if your project requires 2 or more skeins.
* The Livestock Conservancy believes that the way to save endangered breeds of livestock is to give them jobs. In the case of wool sheep, we need to start using their wool again. Because of marketing challenges, some shepherds discard or compost the wool after their annual shearing, rather than cleaning it and selling it. The SE2SE program encourages fiber artists to try using rare wools, and helps shepherds learn how to prepare their wool for sale and how to reach potential customers, thereby making it more profitable to raise heritage breeds.(https://livestockconservancy.org/get-involved/shave-em-to-save-em/)
The Livestock Conservancy is America’s leading organization working to save over 150 heritage breeds from extinction. They rely on the support of members, grants, and donations from the public to raise the $700,000 a year needed to maintain their conservation work with rare breeds of farm animals. Click here to learn how you can help! 🐑🐑💗