I’ve been spinning for over 10 years now, but somehow managed to skip over spinning with Coopworth wool. Recently, I was pleased to be able to latch onto a couple of fleeces from Jim and Martha McGrath at Deer Run Sheep Farm in West Virginia. Wow, was I happy with what popped up out of the box:
This is Sid the ram’s fleece:
And this is Agate’s wavy fleece:
The Coopworth is a relatively new breed, a cross of Romney and Border Leicester, both breeds I like to work with. I am very much looking forward to spinning with these!