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Ouessant BFL Silk Tops

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Ouessant BFL Silk Fibre Tops

Ouessant sheep are the most primitive of the native French breeds. For centuries, they were raised in isolation on the island where they played an integral part of the self-sufficient closed economy, providing both wool and meat. By the end of the 18th century there were over 6,000 sheep on the island of Ouessant. Despite their cute, small size, these charming little sheep produce a particularly beautiful and versatile wool. Ouessant sheep have a distinctive double-coated fleece with an average fibre diameter of 20-25 microns and, on average, fleeces weigh approximately 750 grams (1.6 lbs.). It is important to keep in mind that Ouessant sheep are an unimproved breed, which means that from one sheep to another there is less standardization and more variability in wool type and quality than one would normally find in modern improved breeds?

Blended with BFL, the famous, lustrous sheep from the UK and lots of silk, it makes for some very lush and soft spinning. 

Fibre Top Roving Details

Weight per top: 100g / 3.52oz

Contents:  French Ouessant 50%, Blue Faced Leicester 30%, Mulberry Silk 20%.

Interested in reading more about the Ouessant sheep? Here is the IxCHeL blog.

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