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Shropshire is a down breed on the conservation list. The staple length of the fiber is 3.5-4" long and micron count is in the high 20s. As a princess, this fiber is not soft enough for next to skin wear for me, but your mileage may vary. As a down breed, it would be great for socks. It is a durable wool and would be great for outerwear and non-clothing projects as well. As with all down breeds, your yarn is going to be very elastic. The wool is a little bit grabby, but not bad, it should be easy enough for a beginner to spin.
This is part of the Free Flow series. Free Flows are a little bit wild and chaotic, dyed in small batches and non-repeatable. They are an experimentation in color and process that I really need right now.
Standard Disclaimers: Fiber is processed in a non-smoking home that is pet friendly. All efforts have been made to accurately capture the colors of the fiber, however monitors and settings may vary. Fiber is thoroughly rinsed to remove all excess dye, but as with all hand dyed products there may be some minor bleeding. Please wash using cold water.