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 YEARLING EWE "TINKERBELL"

Shearing Date: April 2020       Age: 1 Year old         Staple Length: 6-7 inch             Weight: 9# 9 oz

Blanketed: No
Price:
$110             Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase           Paypal Available

Description: StunningYearling Ewe Feece with the so desired “FRENCH FRY” Locks. Uniform staple and crimp throughout.  THIS EWE WAS IN MY SHOW FLOCK IN 2019 which means this fleece was pampered.  THIS FLEECE WAS ENTERED into 2020 NAILE Fleece Competition and ARBA Region 6 Fleece Show.  Even though NAILE Romney Show is a go for 2020 the Fleece Show was cancelled.  Skirted hard for Competion.  No veggie matter.  Hint:  I had this fleece set aside for myself , But I just sheared my White Yearlings and ewe lambs and have stunning Fleeces!

NC ROMNEY RAM FLEECE "THE ROCK"

Shearing Date: May 2020       Age:  3 yrs         Staple Length: 5- inch             Weight: 9# 9oz 

Blanketed: No              Price: $100             Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase           Paypal Available           

Description: This is a Production Fleece, one that can complete a Whole Project for you and additional small one.  “Rocks” fleece is iron gray with areas of silver.  His crimp is open and wavy and has a silky handle.  His two year old fleece was made into Roving and spins up like a dream with a beautiful handle that can go sportweight.  Pictured are the Roving and yarn from that fleece.  Spinning of yarn credited to Jana Ralston.

NC Romney Ewe Lamb Fleece 3L2009

Shearing Date: Oct 2020       Age:  8 Months         Staple Length: 3 1/2- inch             Weight: 4# 13 oz

Blanketed: No           Price: $55               Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase           Paypal Available           

Description: This lamb fleece is jet black except for the soft brown tips from weathering. Soft lamb fleece very clean has been heavily skirted for the handspinner.

White Romney Ewe Lamb Fleece 3L2033

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

Blanketed: No
               Price:
$55          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.

White Romney Ewe Fleece MS41

Shearing Date: Dec 2019    Age: 6 Years Old   Staple Length: 5 – inch    Weight: 4# 2 oz


Blanketed: No     Price: $45    Shipping: Calculated at time of purchase     Paypal Available


DescriptionThis ewe’s fleece has a nice defined even lock structure throughout the whole fleece with a nice handle.  Fleece is very clean having been heavily skirted for the handspinner.

 

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 Yearling "Eleanor" SOLD

Shearing Date: May 2020     Age: Yearling   Staple Length: 4 1/2 – 6 inch   Weight: 5# 12 oz


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


Description: Beautiful soft even lock structure throughout the Yearling “Eleanors” fleece. She was a Show lamb and then wintered on pasture so her fleece is very clean. It does have some variation in staple length due to being shown in the fall.

Romney Silver Fleece -3L1505 Vivian SOLD

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

Blanketed:   no     Price: SOLD     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.