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$30.00
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$30.00

This hand-dyed natural Leicester Longwool yarn was created exclusively for Two Sheeps LLC by Angela of Enno Farm of North Carolina.  

Colorway: ‘Carolina Lambs’ 

Yarn weight: DK

Yarn content: 100% Leicester Longwool Hand-dyed in the wool

~ 245 yards per 100 g

 

Enno Farm is a small family farm located north of Winston-Salem in Stokes County, North Carolina.

They raise Shetland and Leicester Longwool sheep for hand-spinning fleeces, heritage Bourbon Red turkeys, and keep a flock of chickens for free range eggs. Learn more on their Facebook page by searching “Enno Farm” and on Instagram @ennofarm 

 
About the sheep:
 
Leicester Longwool sheep date back to the 1700s, and were found in the Midland counties of EnglandIt is now one of the rarest sheep breeds. 
 
In the US, Leicester Longwool has great historic and genetic value, playing a role in the founding or improving of many other sheep breeds, including Border Leicester and Corriedale.
The Leicester Longwool fleece is dense and lustrous with a well-defined crimp. The common fiber diameter for Leicester Longwool is 32 to 38 microns. This yarn is perfect for hardwearing garments and for textured projects. 

 

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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! 🐑🐑💗