Shetland Wool Fleece, Chocolate Brown, 1 lb 6 oz


Full fleece, unwashed, heavily skirted, very clean

1 in stock


Shetland Wool Fleece – Chocolate

This listing is for 1 pound, 6 ounces of a beautiful unwashed wool fleece from one of our Shetland sheep. These locks are long, soft, and very true to breed! Locks average approximately 4 inches long and are a gorgeous deep chocolate brown with slightly sun-lightened tips. The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook lauds Shetland wool for its fineness, crimp, and strength. It is a wool that both spins and felts with ease!

This fleece was professionally sheared and skirted. It has been picked through by hand to try to remove foreign matter and debris picked up in the field. Great care has been taken to remove all soiled, matted, and short portions of the fleece. It is very low in vegetative matter; a clean fleece, but you may find a few small bits of hay or plant matter! This fleece is stored in a smoke- and pet-free environment. It is ready for you to wash, dye, pick, card, spin, or felt!

How to Wash Wool

Washing wool is easy to learn! If you’ve got a sink, soap, and water, you can wash your own wool. Phoenix Farm Fiber has created a step-by-step, fully illustrated, FREE tutorial on how to wash your fleece. You can see it on our “Farm & Fiber Blog” or by clicking here.

How We Raise Our Wool

Phoenix Farm hand shears its wool every Spring from holistic pasture-raised animals — it is 100% natural! We raise our sheep and goats without the use of hormones or unnecessary antibiotics and they graze on lush grass grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizer. Shetland sheep are considered by the Livestock Conservancy to be a “Recovering” but endangered sheep breed. In previous years, they were classified as “Threatened” but have gained popularity as more and more people have discovered how wonderful their wool is! At Phoenix Farm, we raise a herd of naturally colored Shetland sheep and also support other breeders in the United States who are working to raise numbers (and awareness!) to help keep this amazing breed from going extinct. Our sheep are carefully chosen and bred for their desirable wool characteristics such as softness, loft, and length! They are lovingly raised and their fiber humanely sheared.


* Please keep in mind that these animals are pasture raised and are not covered. I do heavily skirt each fleece to remove second cuts, debris, and soiled fiber. However, some minor amounts of small VM may make it through. In opening up the locks after washing, you may see VM that has been trapped inside the lock fall out.

Additional information

Weight 34 oz
Dimensions 12 x 12 x 8 in


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