OEKO-TEX 100 Dyed Locks

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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.  Simply quote the PANTONE that you need and we'll do the rest...

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.