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100 grams (3.4 oz.) of undyed commercial top, ready to spin. It comes in two natural colors.


This breed is a piece of history, plain and simple. Spelsau is also known as “Norwegian” and the reason for that is fairly simple. This is the penultimate Viking sheep breed. Primitive in every imaginable way, they were essential to nearly every aspect of Medieval Norwegian life. From these sheep, they made everything from undergarments to outer garments, to tents, blankets, and even ropes and sails. Spun softly, this makes Lopi-style sweaters and Scandinavian knits to die for. Spun with more twist and beaten hard, you can weave cloth that is almost waterproof. It’s also a popular choice for fine art weavers. This breed is still widely kept across Norway, and still forms the backbone of their textiles and food traditions.

Spelsau Top

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