100 grams (3.4 oz.) of undyed commercial top, ready to spin.
This is one of the few all-black sheep breeds. The fiber is lightly double coated. It makes for yarns that are squashy with a crisp edge. These make great outer mittens, hearty fishermen’s sweaters, and picnic blankets that are simply impervious. This is not simply a black colored Welsh Mountain, but a breed of its own. Since medieval times, this color has been highly desirable; called gwlân cochddu, meaning red-black. Sheep who had these truly black fleeces, that don’t grey with age, were bred together, resulting in this spectacular wool with a lovely and distinct color. Today, though still a dual-purpose breed, it is prized for its uniquely colored wool more than for its meat.