IxCHeL Fibre & Yarns Castlemilk Moorit Tops colourway Natural

Castlemilk Moorit Tops

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Castlemilk Moorit Tops

Castlemilk Moorit sheep are cute & feisty little things. The breed take their name from the Castlemilk estate in Dumfriesshire in Scotland, where they originated in the early 1900s. They have fine, kemp-free wool, which is mid honey brown (moorit is a Scottish word for brown).Ā 

At one point in the early 1970s Castlemilk Moorit were reduced to only around 12 individuals and could easily have ā€˜disappearedā€™.Ā In the past couple of years the breed has been downlisted from the ā€˜Endangeredā€™ to the ā€˜Vulnerableā€ category : a big success!

The fleece of the Castlemilk Moorit is around 28 microns and the staple length is about 6 cms.Ā The fibre isĀ very easy to spin : pretty fine and soft.

Fibre TopĀ RovingĀ details

Weight per top: 100g / 3.52oz

Contents: Castlemilk MooritĀ 100%Ā 

If youā€™d like to read or see more about Castlemilk Moorit, hereā€™s a link to theĀ IxCHeLĀ blog.

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