Romney fleece can be one of the nicest things in the world of wool for several reasons:
Whatever we know about sheep wool in general and about local and breed specific in particular, we will share with you.
Wallachian is a breed of sheep, which together with the Tsigai breed has long been the most typical for our regions. However, there is Wallachian and Wallachian :-) We recognize two breeds that are officially registered in our country - the original Wallachian and the refined Wallachian. You can find Wallachian combed top for spinning or felting...
Suffolk is originally an English breed of sheep, from the lowlands (one of the so-called "down breeds"), world-wide spread and adaptable, already bred in Slovakia quite commonly. It belongs among the meat breeds, therefore its wool has long been overlooked as a by-product. This is a shame, of course, because this fiber (like everything) has its...
You know how they say that one type of wool is prickly and another soft, right? You definitely need to know why.
Working with sheep's wool, especially hand-processing it, is a traditional craft that has been practiced around the world for millennia. Sometimes, however, one or two generations are enough to lose knowledge of the process, and with it an understanding of individual words or terms.
Sheep wool as a natural material has unique and inimitable qualities. Some furs of other animals are close to its properties, but you will not find the same package in any other natural fiber, let alone synthetic materials.
After both of us spent some time spinning and knitting, we started looking around for local Slovak wool. We found that there is more than enough ... but only as raw fleece - wool shorn off the sheep once or twice a year. But at this very beginning, complications begin.