Amazing Fleeces

3L&S Farms have been focusing on productive Romneys with beautiful fleeces since the beginning. Penny is not just a Romney breeder who sells fleeces, she is a Fiber Artist who might just enter a competition with a handspun skein of yarn or a favorite knitted sweater. She may also be sporting one of those sweaters while attending Fairs or Festivals. Penny knows the qualities a handspinner is looking for in their fleeces and manages the sheep, shearing, and skirting of the fleeces to satisfy the discriminating Fiber artist.

3L&S Farms Vends across the Midwest and offers raw, washed and dyed Fleeces, Custom Mill spun and handspun yarns, and sheepskins in the booth. Occasionally a hand knitted finished item slips in as well.   Since 1990, we have enjoyed exhibiting our fleeces in Fleece Competitions. In 2000 we launched into Fiber Shows as Vendors and now Vend at Seven different Festivals. In addition, we exhibit Sheep and Fleeces at Fairs and Festivals across the Country.

Fleece Quality

The making of quality Romney Fleeces is daily, 365 days a year. Fleece quality is a highly inheritable trait so breeding is important. On top of that the management of what and how the sheep are fed, keeping contamination out of the fleeces, timing the shearing correct and handling of the fleeces during shearing time are key components in the production of quality fleeces. The bulk of the flock is sheared in early December prior to lambing. The fleece weights on mature ewes range from 10-16# at shearing and at that time rough skirted throwing out belly, neck, or wool heavily contaminated with hay, manure or burrs. Fleeces are wrapped in cloth sheets and stored in boxes.

Our 2019 Show Listing

Michigan– Michigan Fiber Festival,
Alleghan Fiber Expo, Ann Arbor
Michigan State Fair, Novi
Hillsdale Co. Fair, Hillsdale

Indiana– The Fiber Event, Greencastle 
Saloman Farms, Fort Wayne

Ohio– Sauder Village, Archbold

Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival in Ames.

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, Friendship MD

New York Sheep and Wool Festival, Rhinebeck NY

Kentucky– North American International Livestock Exposition

Silver Romney Ewe Lamb Fleece "Sunshine"

Shearing Date: Dec 2019       Age: 9 Months old         Staple Length: 6 inch             Weight: 7# 15 oz

Blanketed: No              Price: SOLD             Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase           Paypal Available           

Description: This Fleece is off of 3L1903 “Sunshine”  my Romney ewe lamb who was the 2019 Michigan Fiber Festival Supreme Ewe AND awarded the  “Neil Kettner” Supreme Fleece on Foot.  She was sheared specifically to head to Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival Fleece Competition which is why she is offered.  Beautiful soft lavender color, defined lock structure and soft handle.  CLEAN!  This fleece came off of a Show ewe whose fleece was allowed to grow out while on pasture all winter.  Heavily skirted with essentially no vegetable matter.  Only fault this fleece has is the silver color and lock structure are so subtle you may overlook it until you put your hand into it.  

FLEECE MORNING STAR 12

Shearing Date: Dec 2018       Age:  3 yrs         Staple Length: 4 1/2- inch             Weight: 4# 

Blanketed: Yes              Price: $55             Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase           Paypal Available           

Description: This Romney Ewe Fleece is very soft and on the Finer side of the Romney Spectrum. Was blanketed for the majority of the Hay season so is pretty free of Vegetable matter.

NATURAL COLOR ROMNEY 3L1615

Shearing Date: Dec 2018       Age:  3 yrs         Staple Length: 6 1/2- inch             Weight: 4# 6 oz

Blanketed: No               Price: $50             Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase           Paypal Available           

Description: Nice even fleece with open crimp and Silky soft handle.  Pretty Soft Gray color that will overdye spectacularly. Tips sunburnt. 

Natural Color ROMNEY 3L1609 "Missy"

Shearing Date: Spring 2019     Age: 3 yrs         Staple Length: 5-inch             Weight: 7# 11 oz

Blanketed: No               Price: SOLD          Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase           Paypal Available           

Description: Gorgeous Silver Fleece!!  Should have gone to 2020 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.  This fleece is clean, show skirted and ready for anyone wanting to immerse themselves into glorious Romney.  

SILVER ROMNEY 3L1533 EWE

Shearing Date: Dec 2019    Age: 5 yrs   Staple Length: 6 inch    Weight: 8# 12 oz

Blanketed: No     Price: SOLD    Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase     Paypal Available

Description: This is a beautiful silver Romney ewe fleece.  Soft handle, strong tips and re-emphasize silver color.  The brood ewes were sheared while still on pasture so the fleece is very clean free of vegetable matter.  Has a beautiful luster.   The only fault this fleece has is fading in some of the fleece.  

NATURAL COLOR ROMNEY 3L1709

Shearing Date: Dec 2018     Age:  Yearling   Staple Length: 3-4 inch    Weight: 4# 12 oz

Blanketed: No     Price: $50     Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase           Paypal Available

Description: “Wildwoman” -This is a Show yearling’s fleece therefore very clean and fee of vegetable matter.  Has a beautiful silver color with some dark interspersed. Some variation in staple length due to being a show ewe. 

NATURAL COLOR ROMNEY 3L1748 "Dianna"

Shearing Date: Dec 2019   Age:  2 yrs   Staple Length: 5 ½ inch   Weight: 7# 2 oz

Blanketed: No     Price: $78    Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase           Paypal Available

Description: “Dianna” – This ewe’s fleece has a great wavy lock structure throughout the fleece.  The color varies from an iron gray to almost silver in parts. The tips are sunbleached.  Would make a great project fleece for overdying.  Relatively free of vegetable matter.

ROMNEY Ewe Lamb "Kate's Daughter"

Shearing Date: Oct 2019     Age:  8 months   Staple Length: 5 inch   Weight: 3# 5 oz

Blanketed: Yes     Price: $50     Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase           Paypal Available

Description: “Kate’s Daughter” -This ewe lambs fleece has a beautiful crimp and staple length. For a lamb’s fleece it is pretty clean and free of vegetable matter.

Romney Silver Fleece -3L1505 Vivian

Shearing Date: December 2019     Age: 5 yrs  Staple Length: 6 inch     Weight: 8# 10oz

Blanketed:   no     Price: $95     Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase           Paypal Available

Description: This Romney Fleece gleams with luster.  Long well defined staples with surprising softness of handle.  Strong tips and well skirted essentially free of vegetable matter.  

Romney Ewe Fleece 3L1723

Shearing Date: Dec 2019       Age: 3 yr old         Staple Length: 6 ½- inch         Weight: 6# 11 oz

Blanketed: No               Price: $75             Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase           Paypal Available

Description: This Romney ewe fleece has the defined “French Fry” lock structure. Silky soft with nice luster.  Tips are strong.  Heavily skirted with minimal vegetable matter.  Only fault this fleece has is occasional yellow bands in spots but not throughout entire fleece that would dye spectacularly.