Our fibers are carefully selected for minimal to no vegetable matter, softness and fiber quality. As a handspinner, I enjoy selecting the wool which goes into our rovings and yarns. The Jacob wool is from our own flock and other local Jacob breeders. Our high percentage cormos are descended from stock we bought from our friends at Marsh Mello Farm, when they sold their sheep. Since I bought fleece from them every year, I had to bring home some of their sheep. They’ve been a wonderful addition to the farm. We also have a few Romney ewes, because I just loved their fleece so much they needed to come and live here! Any other breeds of wool in our shop are purchased from farms all over the state of Maine. I try to carry a variety of breeds in raw locks for sampling. If you are looking for a particular breed, please let me know! Many shepherds in Maine raise heritage breeds, so I may be able to find what you need.
Wools are sold as raw locks, washed locks and roving in our Etsy shop. I can also shop for a specific whole fleece, if you have a special breed request. Pre-orders in shearing season are offered at a significant discount and I travel to other farms and fiber festivals for purchasing. Whole Jacob fleece is offered through our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/CatawampusFarmandFiber. Washing instructions for wool and mohair are available, if you have never washed raw fiber. You can ask for a copy when you place your order.
Washed locks and dyed locks are available, in addition to carded batts, rovings and corespun rug yarns. These are all processed right here in our own fiber mill. Wool and mohair blend yarns are spun for us at local mills, then hand dyed here on the farm.
Beginning in 2023, we will be offering carding services to other farms and fiber artists. We will provide raw fleece to carded fiber processing and also corespun “rug” yarns.