This batch of FAST Fibre is from Thomas, a large Suffolk X Border Leicester sheep from Wollondilly Shire, NSW. The fleece is from the 2018 shearing and is naturally white and springy! Thomas's fleece was micron tested in 2015 at 31.2 micron. The wool is suitable for socks (since the downy Suffolk breed tends to be resistant to felting) as well as jumpers, cushions and more - and would be great for dyeing!
FAST (Fibre Arts Shed Traceable) Fibre for Slow Craft is our initiative to make available to our customers locally grown and traceable wool and alpaca fibres. Sourced and processed by us in small batch runs at the Fibre Arts Shed on the NSW Central Coast, each collection will include as much information about the origin and breed of the fibres as we can. We are offering these fibres as carded roving in 200g lots. The fibre has been through a thorough washing process but may still contain a small amount of VM (vegetable matter, i.e., grass).To support our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, we will donate $5 from the sale of every 200g lot of FAST Fibre to the Yerin Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Centre, which plays a vital role in our community. Yerin has been providing primary health care to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community on the Central Coast for the last 25 years.