Gotland Wool is prized for it's long, lustrous, dense, and durable fiber. Gorgeous Natural White roving with a 30-34 micron count and 5-6 inch staple length. Gotland is a long silky wool that when spun and dyed produces a yarn with a wonderful luster reminiscent of mohair and good drape, with a little bit of a halo. Huggably soft and comfortable against the skin, Gotland wool has range of colors from light to dark with the light gray being most suitable for dyeing.
The Gotland Sheep is descended from the Gute Sheep which hail from Gotland Island, the largest island in the Baltic Sea. These were crossed with the Karakul sheep from Central Asia (a hornless breed known for their long curly fleeces) and Romanov sheep from Russia (a hardy, cold weather tolerant breed without horns). This produced sheep with long, silky wool that skyrocketed in popularity around the world.
Gotland is the special, some might even say magical, fiber used to make the Elven cloaks in The Lord of The Rings Movie Series as well as the magical attire in The Chronicles of Narnia.
Fibre Length: 80-150mm
Top'Roving Length: 4 metres per 100g
Top/Roving Width: 1 inch