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SensiblyTacky
« on: May 21, 2008 01:31:42 PM »

With all this talk about raw fleeces I can't stand it any longer! I want one.

Does anyone know where I could potentially purchase a raw fleece?
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2008 01:37:27 PM »

craigslist, ebay, etsy, r.h. lindsay's...

I was just offered a 7 lb. alpaca fleece (prime cuts!) from a local herder (is that the right term?) for $25 on Craigslist.  Post a wanted ad.  Also, try Etsy.

I just bought 4 lbs. of raw fleece at The Mannings on Monday.  Mmmmm.

Good luck in your searches!  I'll be anxious to hear about other places to score raw woolly happiness.
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2008 02:20:27 PM »

Do you know what type of fleece you want?  That will narrow your searches.

Breed
lamb (hogget) or adult
covered or uncovered

I have a quite a few sources for fleeces from spinner's flocks.

icelandic, corriedale, jacob, shetland, cotswold, alpaca, llama, BFL are just a few
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2008 02:26:27 PM »

At this point I'm willing to try anything. I figure I can later narrow down my tastes once I've given them a try. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2008 02:41:19 PM »

check with

1. Andrea at http://www.arare-breed.net/ for Black Welsh Mountain

2. Cindy at Riverside Farm Icelandics c.grysban@yahoo.com for Icelandic

3.Deb at http://www.montanamadetradingpost.com/fleece.html (various)

4. Kathryn at spinwool1@yahoo.com black corriedale http://fossilcreekfibers.blogspot.com

5. Val at carellama@hotmail.com llama

6. Liese at www.littlemeadowsfarm.net - corriedale, jacob

just a few off the top of my head.  All these ladies are spinners/fiber artists and I've boughten raw fleeces from each of them and have been highly satisfied
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2008 05:30:28 PM »

Thank you ladies so much! This is exactly the tips and direction I was looking for!

I love this place.
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2008 05:38:38 PM »

mullerslanefarm, I could just hug you!  Thanks for sharing the links!  I'm always scouting for good fleeces Smiley 

Maybe admins can start a sticky topic at some point for raw fleece resources.
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2008 09:48:50 PM »

mullerslanefarm, I could just hug you!  Thanks for sharing the links!  I'm always scouting for good fleeces Smiley 

Maybe admins can start a sticky topic at some point for raw fleece resources.

i second that vote! it's hard to buy fleeces over the net, but unfortunately i haven't found any locally yet Sad

but knowing some places that other spinner's trust is trully helpful! AND I LOVE MY FLEECE!!!
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2008 05:54:17 AM »

One more for you.

The corriedale fleeces from these folks are uncovered and not skirted, but the crimp is gorgeous.

If you want a bit of a challenge (extra work to skirt, separate locks, et al) contact Terry & Pam at 815-234-2343.  Tell them I sent you.

When buying fleeces online from unknown sources, ask for a least a picture of the fleece and a picture of a lock.  Also ask if they would send a sample.  I've not met a shepherdress that wouldn't at least send a sample.
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« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2008 06:04:04 AM »

crickey - I forgot about Winter's Past Farm

http://www.winterspastfarm.com/

they started with Tunis but are going more toward coopworth.  The last few years I've bought a couple Tunis fleece from them and have reseved Clover's fleece (dorset/hampshire).  Clover's fleece is heavily in lanolin and always stains.  They told me about it before they sent the fleece, sent a sample of washed and unwashed.

Super, super clean of vm.  It has been a great yarn for socks & mittens.

Loren has wonderful Corriedale fleeces - super, super clean of vm.  They're sold out for the year  http://www.windyridgefarm.org/

Catherine of Fulton Fiber 815-772-3175 is a personal friend of mine (lives down the road about 30 miles) http://fultonfiber.50megs.com/  I'm not sure if she has any raw fleeces available still, but she has nice roving and it's on sale.
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