This beautiful brown Manx Loaghtan top is a great option for a natural project.
A very rare, old breed found in the Isle Of Man. Horned, with two, four or six horns! This wool averages at 29-31mic with a staple length of around 75-80mm. Perfect for spinning, felting, weaving or any fiber project.
Perfect for 3D needle felting, wet felting and spinning!
Fiber:Manx Loaghtan Origins: British Wool, undyed Bundles: 4 oz Microns: 29-31 Microns Fiber Length: 75-80mm
(All measurements are approximate)
The Manx Loaghtan is a small, primitive sheep, one of the rare breeds of sheep on the watch list of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. The breed originates from the prehistoric short-tailed breeds of sheep found in isolated parts of North West Europe where they survived because they were not replaced by more developed breeds. Other breeds in this same group are Soay, Hebridean, Shetland, Boreray and North Ronaldsay.
Loaghtans and their relatives covered the hills of the Isle of Man until the 18th century but by the 1950s numbers had declined to a handful. As a result of the work of enthusiasts on the Isle of Man and in England, numbers have steadily increased over the last 50 years. Continued success will ensure the Loaghtan has a future providing excellent quality meat and wool as a pure breed.