100% North American Shetland
46 Dyed-Colors + 7 Natural Colors
1 oz (28 gr) skeins
approximately 118 yards
*These range sheep do just that . . . range about in the pastures of Montana (and now Colorado) picking up all kinds of VM as they do their job weeding the pastures and mountainsides. The fiber is processed with low-impact detergent -- with most of the VM mechanically removed as it is opened and carded. Any bits you find in your skein are a little reminder of home for these high-mountain sheep.
Shetland sheep come in an amazing range of colors including a whole range of cool greys to black and light warm grey brown to a really dark brown. Every year I work with the these sheep and the shearing team and clean and sort the fleece into a manageable range of natural colors -- colors that both provide a range of natural colors for the knitter and to me as a dyer.
The range of dyed colors you see here are dyed on ALL of the natural colors except black. And, the colors here represent a moment in time. This means that dyelots shift every year based on what the sheep produce for us and how it is blended. Colors on this page and in any given set of color cards will be somewhat different -- but always representing the color intention.