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.

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WHITE ROMNEY STUD RAM "LITTLE JO"

Shearing Date: May 2021       Age: 2 Years old         Staple Length: 4 inch             Weight: 6# 7 ounces

Blanketed: YES!
Price:
$100            Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase           Paypal Available

Description: Georgeous Fleece! Do not Wait!  Little Jo is a Young Stud Ram with beautiful buttery silky Locks.  He was blanketed in December after shearing and sheared again in May with the 5 1/2 month growth.  Clean and stunning lustrous locks exhibiting bold Uniform locks and crimp throughout. This fleece is SHOW skirted and has been shown across Michigan only being beaten in Fleece competitions by his Triplets sisters fleece and a half Sisters fleece!!  Tips are blunted due to blanketing but not tender.  Note, I rarely blanket sheep due to destruction they create on blankets so this is a rare one.  If still sitting in my wool shed come November might have to put away in my Vault.

Natural Color Romney Stud Ram "Claude"

Shearing Date: May 2021       Age:  4 Years Old         Staple Length: 7 inch             Weight: 7# 10oz 

Blanketed: No              Price: $115             Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase           Paypal Available           

Description: Georgeous Fleece! This is Claude a Main Stud ram who is always full of suprises and this years May shearing is no different.  Along with the beautiful 7 Inch Staple the fleece has a very nice handle.  A few of the tips are a bit harsh because of weathering but do not break.  This fleece is big and has been hard SKIRTED for SHOW so perfect for handspinners.  It has been on the show table and is looking to go to NAILE if not sold first.  

WHITE ROMNEY EWE 3L1631

Shearing Date: Dec 2021       Age:  5 Years Old         Staple Length: 5 1/2 to 6 inch             Weight: 4# 7 oz

Blanketed: No           Price: $80               Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase           Paypal Available           

Description: Georgeous Fleece! Do not Wait! This ewe’s fleece has beautiful long locks with nice handle.Very clean as it has been SHOW skirted and is perfect for handspinners.  There is some variation in the lock stucture as the back wool was free of veggie matter so left in.

White Romney Ewe Lamb Fleece 3L2033

Shearing Date: Oct 2020     Age: 8 Months         Staple Length: 4-inch             Weight: 4# 4 oz

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

Description: This lamb fleece has a beautiful even crimp and soft handle throughout the fleece.  Her fleece will was up to a beautiful bright white even though it shows a dirt band in the raw state.  Soft lamb fleece has been heavily skirted for the handspinner with very little veggie matter.

NC Romney Silver Ewe Fleece 3L1533

Shearing Date: Dec 2020    Age: 6 Years Old   Staple Length: 6 – inch    Weight: 6#

Blanketed: No     Price: $80    Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase     Paypal Available

Description: This Romney ewe’s fleece has a soft silver color with almost lavender blonde tips.  Long 6 inch locks have a finer crimp.  The lock stucture is not well defined but relatively even throughout the whole fleec.  The handle is nice with a cottony feel to it.   Fleece is very clean having been heavily skirted for the handspinner with very little veggie matter.

 

WASHED Romney NC Yearling Fleece - "Meredith"

Shearing Date: December 2019     Age:  1 Yrs   Staple Length: 5 1/2 inch    Weight: 1# 5 oz

Blanketed: No     Price: $30     Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase           Paypal Available

Description: This WASHED Yearling Romney Fleece has a beautiful even crimp and soft handle.  Sunbleach tips that are still strong but not harsh.  Skirted for the Handspinner and essentially free of vegetable matter.

NATURAL COLOR ROMNEY 3L1748 "Dianna"

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

Blanketed: No     Price: SOLD    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.

WASHED Romney Lamb Fleece - "Sheldon"

Shearing Date: December 2020     Age: 10 Months   Staple Length: 3 – 4 inch   Weight: 3# 6 oz

Blanketed: No     Price: $68     Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase           Paypal Available

Description: Washed Romney Lamb Fleece gleams with luster.  This was a Ram Lamb we showed and kept as a breeding ram.  Beautiful well defined staples with surprising softness of handle. Some variation to staple length due to being shown as a ram lamb but very clean with very little vegetable matter.

"Frost" NC Romney Yearling Ewe Fleece -3L1917

Shearing Date: December 2020    Age: Yearling  Staple Length: 3 1/2 – 5 inch     Weight: 5# 13oz

Blanketed:   no     Price: $65     Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase           Paypal Available

Description: This Yealing Romney Fleece has Open wavy crimp that is fairly even throughout entire fleece.  Tips are weathered but strong.  Staple length does vary throughout the fleece.  Heavily skirted for handspinners removing britch, neck and any heavy vegetable matter.

Romney Ewe Fleece 3L1723

Shearing Date: Dec 2020       Age: 4 yr old         Staple Length: 5- inch         Weight: 5# 8 oz

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

Description: This Romney Fleece has beautiful even crimp and lock structure throughout fleece.  Will wash up with a nice soft cream color. Strong tips and well skirted with little vegetable matter.  One of my favorite white fleeces.