The roving from the 2022 clip is here. We have white and brown, both of very good quality - the best I've ever gotten back from this mill (one of very few who will process Santa Cruz Island wool), Mendocino Wool & Fiber, Inc. Both have very little VM and very few neps. I test spun some of each and the yarns are shown below with the roving to give you an idea of how it works up. The roving is $8.00 per ounce plus shipping. I have put the roving on our Etsy also (shop name BlueOakCanyonRanch), as well as Navajo-Churro roving, millspun yarn, handspun yarn from our Santa Cruz Island, Navajo-Churro, and Shetland sheep, AND some handknitted articles. Let me know if you need a Shave Em to Save Em sticker with your roving or handspun breed specific yarn.
I have some Santa Cruz Island fleeces for sale also, too numerous to list here, but I have a list of each with the staple length and weight and price of each, so feel free to contact me for the details, email@example.com. I have SE2SE stickers so please let me know if you need one with your purchase.
We still have, back from the mill, last year's clip processed and spun into yarn. The mill (Green Mountain Spinnery) couldn't handle making a pure Santa Cruz Island yarn, but blended in 25 percent Targhee, for a very nice yarn. All the Santa Cruz Island is from our ranch, and the Targhee (I was told) is from South Dakota. All sustainably US grown, and processed in the US. The yarn is DK weight, 11 to 12 wraps per inch. It retains its rustic quality and Santa Cruz Island softness and elasticity, and it comes in three colors - white, gray, and dark brown. It is put up in 2 ounce skeins, each about 130 yards. By the time you receive it, it will be washed, dried without weights so that it can "bloom", and re-skeined. $24.00 per skein. A little VM, and an occasional knot. This yarn is also listed on Etsy, our shop name is BlueOakCanyonRanch.
In the photos below, the true color of the dark brown yarn is closer to the "trio" photo than to the closeup. The swatch knitted with the white yarn was knitted on US 4 needles. The white takes dye beautifully, some of the yarn on Etsy was dyed with indigo, and I have some more skeins dyed with various natural (plant) dyes, which I will add to Etsy when I get around to it.
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Handspun 2-ply Shetland yarn, from Brighteyes and Rob. Limited supply. The photo doesn't do it justice, it is black with faint gray "highlights." Feel free to email me for specifics, email@example.com
Handwoven rugs: weft is Navajo-Churro roving. Linen warp. The rug on the left is natural brown, red madder, and "peachy" madder exhaust, approximately 31 inches wide and 49 inches long, $100 . The pastel rug on the right is natural pale gray, the yellows are pomegranate and California sagebrush, the "peach" is madder exhaust, approximately 30 inches wide and 42 inches long, $100.