Sunday, November 5, 2017

SHEARING SOON!

Our small flock of Bond sheep are growing some beautiful fleeces this year! I'm still waiting to hear from the shearer about a date for shearing, but hopefully it will be in November. Once the sheep are shorn it will take me a week or two to class, weigh and photograph each fleece and post the info and pics here and on Shiloh Wool's Facebook page. Stay tuned......!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Latest hand-dyed yarns!

Silk Dream 8ply yarns (same as in previous post) but now all skeined, labeled and ready to go!
 
1. Summer Daze matching colours
2. Summer Daze 

3. Tea Rose

4. Playhouse

5. Playhouse matching colours

6. Under the Sea
 
All $9.00 per 50g skein

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Freshly-dyed Yarns!

These are almost all Silk Dream 8ply yarns with a few Silky Wool 4ply as well. The Silk Dream are $9.00 for 50g skein and the Silky Wool $7.50 for 50g.

There are more in the pipeline......

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

NEW SEASON'S FLEECES!

FLEECES
Shorn 10.12.16.
All have been coated unless otherwise stated.
Micron and weights are approximate. Weights listed in blue are accurate.
$25/kg coated, $23/kg uncoated

Browns

2/09 Champagne cream, approx. 27micron, 90-100mm, sound, fair to poor character, 2.5kg $62.50

Black
 
C13/13 Mid-grey/fawn, approx. 25micron, 90-100mm, tender 20mm from butt, good to fair character, very soft, 670g $16.75

1/11 (ram) Dark to mid-grey, burnished tip, approx. 25micron, 100mm, sound, fair to poor character, not coated, 3kg 69.003kg, $69.00
 
I also have a small amount of quite short-stapled lambswool, some brown, some black, @ $5.00/kg

Whites
16/14 Very creamy white, approx. 26micron, 100-110mm, sound, good character, 3.9kg $97.50
 
C10/11 Creamy white, approx. 26micron, 110mm, sound, good character, even, 2kg $50.00


Also six white Fine Merino fleeces, approx. 17-18micron, good length (at least one, KT6, is two or more year's growth), sound, excellent character, but unfortunately they contain quite a bit of vegetable contamination (VM) mostly on outer surface. Some are long enough to just snip off the contaminated tips!

KT1, length 80-100mm, 4.5kg, $90.00

KT2, length 130-150mm, 4kg, $80.00

KT3, length 100-110mm, 4kg, $80.00

KT4, length 120-140mm, 3.5kg, $70.00

KT5, length 110-130mm, 3.5kg, $70.00

KT6, length 150-170mm, 6.5kg, $130.00

Friday, December 23, 2016

NEW SEASON'S FLEECES AVAILABLE NOW!

Hi everyone,
The new season's fleeces have been classed,weighed and photographed and are available for sale!
Unfortunately, seeing as it's only two days till Christmas, I don't have time at present to post the pics and details here but I will do so as soon as I can!
In the meantime if you'd like me to email you a price list, just email me at shiloh40@bigpond.com

A Merry Woolly Christmas and a Happy, Fleece-filled New Year to all!
Jenni

Thursday, December 15, 2016

SHEARING DONE!

At last our sheep have been shorn! I'm now working on classing, weighing and photographing all the fleeces and I'll post pics and info here as soon as I can! There are only 23 Bond fleeces this year so it's first in first served!
I have also been given five white fine Merino fleeces, which are good quality and have good staple lengths. The only fault is that they have not come from coated sheep and they contain quite a lot of vegetable matter (VM). If anyone is interested in beautiful soft fine Merino fleece and doesn't mind picking out the VM contamination, let me know!
Stay tuned....

Friday, December 2, 2016

DATE FOR SHEARING!

At last we have our new shearing plant installed and the shearer is booked for next Saturday 11th December, all being well! This is two months later than our preferred shearing month of October but the delay was due to circumstances beyond our control and hopefully next year we'll be back on track!
Keep watching this space for details of the fresh fleeces which I'll post as soon as I have classed and weighed the them!