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New spinning lot just completed of our Wensleydale DK

  New spinning lot just completed!   At Wooltops we spin a beautiful double knitting natural, creamy Wensleydale yarn. The fibre has many great characteristics. The Wensleydale sheep originates from North Yorkshire around the early 19th Century. It is believed they all descended from a potent ram named 'Bluecap\ who was a cross of a Mug Ewe (a long since extinct local longwool breed from the region of the River Tees) and a New Leicester Ram. Wensleydale fibre is lustrous and has a long staple. It is very shiny and the fibre has distinct long curly ringlets. The quality is...

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