We sell raw wool, roving, and washed locks, both natural colored and hand dyed for spinning, wet and needle felting, doll and Santa making, and knitting.
We raise our sheep as kindly and naturally as possible. They have free access to a barn, but prefer to spend most of their time in the pastures, either grazing or dozing in the fresh West Virginia mountain air and sunshine.
A recent comment from one of our customers; "Hello Martha, I got my wool yesterday, beautiful- the cleanest I have ever seen, I am so impressed. Thank you so much!" Click Here to see more comments and photos from our customers.
To place an order please E-Mail or call Martha with the item description and your name and address. We will send you an e-invoice through Paypal, and you can either pay with a credit card through PayPal, or send a check or money order.
This photo is of a pair of socks made from our hand-dyed Coopworth roving, spun and knit by a talented customer.
The 2013 fleeces are sold. Taking reservations on 2014 fleeces available in April
Our covered Coopworth fleeces are easy to spin, soft and lustrous, with a 6-8 inch staple length and average weights for skirted fleeces of about 4-6 lbs. The prices do not include shipping.
If you think an entire skirted fleece is too much for you, we are willing to sell just one or two pounds for an additional 15% per pound surcharge. Please call or write for more information.
Your satisfaction is always guaranteed. If not satisfied, you may return it for a full refund on the price of the fleece. Please e-mail us if you would like to order a fleece.
a dark blue fleece
Aretha's fleece, white, 5 1/2 inch staple length, 4 CPI, 2.75 lbs, SOLD
Sophia's fleece, white, 6 1/2 inch staple length, 4 CPI, 2.5 lbs, SOLD
Beula's fleece, blue, 6 1/2 inch staple length, 4 CPI, 4.25 lbs, SOLD
Basket of our Coopworth fleece and a drop spindle.
The new crop of roving is in! We have a very limited amount (about 7-10 lbs) of the chocolate and champagne colors.
Coopworth felts wonderfully, and is easy to spin. Our roving is washed and carded, and ready for your projects!
creamy White Coopworth Roving
Silver Coopworth Roving
2 silvers- a silver grey and a warm "Champagne" silver
2 chocolates-a greyed brown and a warm chocolate.
The lovely skein of yarn at left was spun by Vickie of Waynesboro, VA from our silver roving.
We have begun to dye some of our wonderful Coopworth roving in small batches. We can dye solid color and rainbow dyed rovings for you.
I love dyeing "rainbow" roving and knitting the unspun roving! The grey/black hat is grey roving that we sprinkled black Jaquard dye over.
These 2 hats were made by knitting unspun roving that had been rainbow dyed - the brown and green is mainly brown Jaquard dye that I sprinkled onto wet roving and dyed with a low water imersion technique.
We can custom hand-dye Coopworth roving just for you!
Hand-dyed Coopworth Roving
Raw Adult wool $14.00- $16.00/lb
Roving, White and Natural Colored- $2.00/oz. or $28/lb
Washed Locks, White- $4.50/oz.
Raw Lambs wool $16/lb
Roving, Hand Dyed- $3.00/oz or $40/lb
We accept checks, Money Orders, and Credit Cards through Paypal to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Prices do not include shipping.
Priority Mail shipping is $7.75 for the first pound
of wool or roving, and $2.00 more for each additional pound, or partial pound. Shipping for wool or roving by the ounce is $1.50 per oz. up to 5 oz., 6-16 ozs. is $7.75
If you would like to receive samples, please send a SASE with 2 first class stamps to:
178 Lough Rd.
Franklin, WV 26807
WASHED CURLY LOCKS
We have begun to handwash some of our Coopworth locks which we offer to you for Santa beards and dollmaking, and for lovely effects in your felting projects.
The color is pearly white with a staple length of about 5-6 inches.
Washed Locks- about 6" long great for Santa Beards and Felting Projects! $4.50/oz. plus shipping
How Much Do I Need?
Recently I was asked how much roving or fleece one should buy to make a project. I did a little research, and came up with the following suggestions when spun as sport-weight 2-ply;
Sweaters; 1 pound clean roving for an XS to 4 pounds for XL. 2-3 pounds will be enough for most sweaters.
Socks, Hats, Mittens, or Gloves; about 4 ozs.
For raw fleece, double the amount. Coopworth usually yeilds about 75%, in other words, you will loose about 25% of the total weight when washed, but I recommend that you buy twice what you calculate you will need to be safe, especially if purchasing natural colored wool. Sometimes it is difficult to get the exact same color if you should run out.
Here are a few websites that help answer the question "How much do I need?".
How much yarn do I need This chart estimates how much yarn you will need for specific crafts
Estimating how much yarn to buy This table gives yardage approximations for various projects in a variety of gauges.
We are pleased to announce that our fleeces won first and second place Coopworth fleece at the 2003 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival...we don't often show our fleeces, as they are usually all reserved by shearing in April!
NEWS FLASH: We entered one fleece in the 2012 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival Show and won SECOND PLACE!
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