Icelandic Fleece and Wool
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Handspun 100% Icelandic yarn for sale.

Fiber for sale
:


Fat Roving Washed and carded into rovings.  $4/oz plus
shipping.  Ample soft roving for spinning a variety of
weights.  Also great for needle felting.  Ready to use.
Colors available now: Natural White.  More coming soon!

Pencil Roving Available in natural and dyed colors.  $4/oz
plus shipping.  Super skinny, satisfying roving.  I spin it
double weight.  Two colors make a lovely tweed look.  
Ready to spin.  Also can be used for needle felting with
great results.  Works very well for projects you knit then
felt.
Colors available: Solid black, natural black, oatmeal,
brown sugar, dark brown, natural white, light grey,
medium grey,charcoal, and all the dyed colors you see
on the right.

Batts CURRENTLY SOLD OUT.  More coming soon.
Washed fleece, carded into batts.  Ready to felt or spin.  
Beautiful! Photo at left.


email Bonnie: bonnieswenson@yahoo.com

Looking for Raw fleece?  
Our next shearing will be in April.  However, I have
fleeces remaining from our fall shearing.  Email me to
reserve your raw fleeces in advance, or to check on
current availability.  I only have raw fleeces until they've
been sent out to be washed and carded.

About Icelandic fiber:
Icelandic Sheep are dual coated sheep.  Their long outer
coat is called the Tog, and the fluffy undercoat is called
Thel. (shown at left in raw form) These two coats can be
woven together, or separately.  Icelandic fleece comes
in a wide range of natural colors; black (jet black, black
with gray or rust tones), various shades of grey, deep
brown (moorit) to light cream and natural white.  The
fiber is very long, which decreases the “itchyness” of
the wool and makes for a softer, more durable garment
and has been used for over 1000 years to keep
Icelanders warm.  This longer fiber is easy to spin and
satisfying for experienced spinners.  It is also a fast-
felting fiber, suitable for traditional or needle felting.

Icelandic sheep are shorn twice a year, and if left
unshorn, they actually shed their coats in mid summer.  
Their wool is excellent for knitting, hand spinning, and
felting.  Their fleeces (or “pelts”) also make fabulous
rugs!

Icelandic Sheep produce about half of the lanolin that
other breeds produce.  Other breeds may lose 50% of
the weight of the fleece in washing, but Icelandics
typically lose 25% or less of the weight with washing.
Here’s what our customers have to say about our
fleece:
“They spun up very nicely --as you probably know, the
Icelandics have a double coat, a coarser wool on the
outside and a finer, softer wool under. The long
pieces on the samples was the coarser so I pulled it
out and spun it separately. It would be useful for
weaving rugs or a rugged outer jacket. The black
(under) seemed to be the softer of the two but I liked
the gray as well -- both are really pretty when spun.”  -
JP
Isfaxa's Booth at the 2006 OFFF
I entered two Icelandic Lamb Fleeces in the Clark
County Fair in the lamb class.  One took First Place,
and the other took Second Place.  The first place
ribbon went to Ipa's lamb fleece.  She is pictured
below.  Her fleece also went on to win Reserve
Grand Champion against all the other First Place
ribbons at the show.
Ipa, July 2006
Our fleeces at the Clark County Fair, Summer 2006
Raw fleece
Deep Brown, Blue-ish
tweed
Red
Yellow and rust
Olive and light green
Light and dark blue,
Royal blue
Batts!
Isfaxa's Booth at the 2010 OFFF
Wool - Ancient, Warm, and Sustainable!  Wool is the most renewable resource I
can think of!  Icelandic sheep provide two shearings a year, with ample length for
excellent spinning, fast felting properties and a warmth that has been keeping
the Vikings warm for centuries.
Pencil Roving