Wensleydale; Natural Color

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Wensleydale never ceases to amaze me.  As most of my friends and followers know, I believe there’s nothing more beautiful than Wensleydale and Teeswater longwools.  Further, most know that I follow the United Kingdom breed standards for Teeswaters; i.e. the body of the animal MUST be white.  What this means?  Wensleydales, (which are allowed to be natural colored) are where I get my “grey/black” fiber fix.   If you’ve never put your hands on, or had the opportunity to dye Wensleydale or Teeswater, take the plunge. Please don’t let the term “coarse wool” scare you.  These breeds are kemp free which means they aren’t near as prickly as many coarse wool breeds. This picture was taken by Laura Spinner.  Laura sells quite a bit of Namaste Farms fiber and is one of my favorite hand spinners.  Check her beautiful yarns and Namaste Farms fiber out!

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