A rainbow selection of dyed Gotland locks from Felsted Fleece..
Bramble coloured Gotland fleece
Orange dyed Gotland fleece
Three trombones.  Only joking, its pink dyed Gotland fleece
Purple dyed Gotland fleece
Light blue dyed Gotland fleece
Denim blue dyed Gotland fleece
Saphire blue dyed Gotland fleece
Leaf green dyed Gotland fleece
Maroon dyed Gotland fleece
Moss green dyed Gotland fleece
Pale magenta dyed Gotland fleece
Red dyed Gotland fleece
Soft yellow dyed Gotland fleece
Yellow tint dyed Gotland fleece
Light purple dyed Gotland fleece
Light Turquoise
Turquoise
Warm Chestnut dyed Gotland fleece

OEKO-TEX 100 Dyed Locks

Regular price
£1.75
Sale price
£1.75
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Choose from one of our stock colours, a 50g Mixed Selection or specify that special colour, unique to you (Minimum 50g).

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Locks or Long Curls are approximately finger-sized sections of wool that tend to stay together when shorn from the sheep. 

Locks are ideal for adding texture to a woven or felted project and are often used to produce: fairy hair, unicorn or animal manes, gnome or Santa beards.  Locks can be Lock-spun to produce highly textured yarns.

All of our fleece is 100% usable, hand-washed, air-dried and Artisan dyed on-site in small batches using OEKO-TEX 100 vinegar dyes.

If colour is important for your project:

We dye both strong solid colours, as well as pleasing subtle pastels and natural marls. 

  • Because each dye lot, batch and fleece is different, please ensure that you purchase enough to complete your project. Colours may vary.
  • Please contact us if you have the need for a specific colour, we can Dye-to Order.

We only use OEKO-TEX 100 Acetic acid (Vinegar mordant) dyes.  These are guaranteed to be colour-fast and completely free of harmful substances, both for the Environment and wearer.  So called 'Natural' dyes, while they use plant extracts to obtain the colour, to obtain a colour-fast result one usually needs to use some fairly nasty [Aluminium, Tin, Iron, Copper, Chromium metal] mordants, or live with a dye that quickly fades or changes colour when exposed to light.  Personally, we prefer a safe 'manufactured' dye that only needs vinegar to fix.  

 

The Fleece

GOTLAND

Gotland fleece from the Felsted flock of pedigree Gotland sheep is soft and non-prickly.  It offers a lustrous soft crimp and a very high warmth to weight ratio.

When dyed, the naturally varying Gotland shades of Silver through Grey to Black, work to create a subtle range of colours and marl effects.

Adult fleece:  Typically 29 - 34 microns

Lamb fleece:  Typically mid -20 microns.  (Listed separately from October onward, when available.)

Also available un-dyed, as Natural Silvers, through Greys to Black.

 

All of our Packaging is compostable.