This amazing Romeldale wool is light and open right out of the wash water. This is unusual for our wool, and is almost ready to go right into a drum carder, or possibly spin from the cloud. There are still some slightly dirty tips, but this is super light and opens right up. Staple length is 2.5-3" long with very little vm. I'm so happy with this fleece that I intend to send the unwashed portion to the mill for yarn.
Romeldale CVM Sheep
In 2011 we added the first sheep to our farm, the endangered Romeldale CVM. We brought home one CVM ram, White Barn Farm Swifty, and four white Romeldale ewes. Romeldae CVM is known for being next to the skin soft, beautiful crimp, and extreme loft. The breed standard is 21-25 micron. Swifty's lamb fleece tested at 21 micron and 99% comfort factors, and he is passing these amazing genetics to all of his lambs.
"SE2SE" In 2019 The Livestock Conservancy will be running a Shave 'Em to Save 'Em promotion for knitters, crocheters, weavers, and all fiber artist to promote the use of rare breed wools.
Zephyr Creek Farm utilizes regenerative agriculture techniques to heal the land. Our sheep live on pasture year round, utilizing holistic grazing during the growing season and bale grazing during the winter. Our passion is sustainable fibers and textiles.