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Current Prices ...
Please e-mail your questions about fleeces, wool, sheep, or our other items, payment and shipping to Joanna & Keith Gleason at
or call 303.823.0837
Payment can be made by sending your check to
1553 Stagecoach Trail, Lyons, Colorado 80540.
or by using PayPal
All of our roving is suitable for hand spinning or felting and is ready for dyeing or over-dyeing.
White Bond roving - spinning count 58s - 62s: $26 per Half pound + shipping.
Medium Brown Bond roving - spinning count 58s: $26 per Half pound + shipping.
Dark Chocolate Brown Bond roving - spinning count 58s: $26 per Half pound + shipping.
Near-Black Bond X Corriedale roving - spinning count 58s: $26 per Halfpound + shipping.
Tweedie a blend of silver, white, and black Bond X Corriedale - spinning count 58s: $26 per Half pound + shipping.
* Please note: roving has been shipped out and back to the processor, then washed and carded by the processor. The cost of roving reflects this, plus the "shrink" or loss of weight to lanolin and dust in washing and carding (approximately 65% to 75% yield of clean wool ... this means that a 10 pound grease fleece will yield on average 6 to 8 pounds of clean wool).
When you buy one pound of roving it is not the same thing as buying one pound of raw, grease fleece. Consider that the time you spend washing and carding the wool does have a monetary value.
All of our fleeces are covered/coated year round and are well skirted (heads, necks, legs, docks, and bellies are removed). We usually sell the whole fleece which will include shoulders, sides, back and flank wool. We have fleeces available in white, greys, black and varying shades of brown. They range in grade from 54s to 62s.
Tips to Enhance Your Wool Buying Experience:
To order a fleece that will most likely make you happy, please answer the following questions as best you can:
(1) How many pounds of grease fleece do you need?
(2) Is colour important? say what your colour preference is?
(3) Is grade of fleece important? If you don't understand wool grades, please read over our page at
Blood Count, Spinning Count, & Micron Grading
(4) Is staple length of importance? Please say what your preferred range may be?
(5) If you would like to see staple/lock samples, please be specific in your request, by limiting your request to three samples
(6) If time is of the essence, please consider a roving purchase.
By saying these preferences, I will be more likely to be able to match you with a suitable fleece, or say that we don't currently have one available, or refer you to another sheep breeder.
Here is a bit about a
black fleece comparision study.