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Fibre Focus - Teeswater Sheep

This month our Fibre Focus talks about the Teeswater Sheep. Did you know that the principal use for the Teeswater is in the production of a crossbred ewe, the Masham?

This month our Fibre Focus talks about the Teeswater Sheep. Did you know that the principal use for the Teeswater is in the production of a crossbred ewe, the Masham?

The Teeswater is fairly hardy and can cope with most conditions. They are very long lived and ewes can produce lambs at up to 10-12 years old. They are a very prolific breed and a flock under the correct management can achieve lambing percentages of 250%. Lambs are born medium sized and quick to rise.

The Teeswater sheep produces a long curly and lustrous fleece. The wool is approx. 40-60 microns with a staple length approx. 150-300mm.

Perfect for hand spinning, hand felting, doll making and many other craft uses.

The Sheep

Teeswater sheep are a large, well-balanced, polled breed carrying a fine, lustrous, long stapled fleece. Its unique facial markings and long, soft, curled locks are trademark characteristics that set this regal breed apart.

The Wool

Good, clean open lustre staple, not too strong and of medium length, with no black fibres.

Uniform over the whole fleece. This should be fine, long-stapled lustre wool, with no dark fibres in the fleece and a diameter of 32-36 microns.

At World of Wool we stock the following in our Teeswater range:

We are sure that you will have made lots of wonderful creations with Teeswater wool, let us know what you’ve made and share them with us on Twitter and Facebook

Source with thanks to: Teeswater Sheep Breeders Association

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