top of page

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


This is one of the wildest looking breeds of sheep, possessing up to 6 horns, and having a shaggy-looking coat made up of large patches of color. They have the largest range of acceptable fiber types of any sheep breed, and are one of the few breeds where kemp is not considered a flaw. The wool is generally of medium grade, and makes bouncy, often slightly tweedy yarns, suitable for just about anything but the finest garments. The origin of the breed is still unknown, but they were kept as living lawn ornaments by the landed gentry in England starting in the 17th century. Those Jacobs still living in the UK have been bred to be larger than their American cousins.

UK Jacob Top

    bottom of page