This handspun yarn was harvested from Jacob American sheep that is sustainably and ethically raised in the United States from farms that are members of the Livestock Conservancy. Note that I am not a valid Shave Em to Savem seller/distributor, so if you wish to get stamps, I'm not the right person. I am simply supporting farmers in my own way. Jacob-American sheep are currently in the Threatened list. The official micron count is classified at 24-33 meaning this wool can be super squishy, bouncy, and soft that it is most definitely next-to-skin or be coarse enough to become a house slipper or outer garment. To learn more about this particular sheep breed, please check out this link.
This series comes in 3 colors: Creamy, Chocolate Brown, and Grey. I believe that the wool dictates the outcome. I cannot reproduce each skein as exactly the same, so some colors might not have the yarn weight that you are looking for. I narrow down the number of farms I purchase roving yarn from to ensure quality does not fluctuate at an extreme variance.
Handspun: Legacy Jacob - Natural
Handspun yarns are not as easily affordable because of the time and effort it takes to spin. The breed of sheep also come into play and the packaging. To lower the costs, the wool will come in a compostable, ecofriendly mailer with a tag.
This yarn is spun with an Electric Eel Wheel Nano 1.1 (once you see this mini electric spinning wheel, you will see how small it actually is and be able to gauge the capacity). This might change in the future. I will release a dyed version but dyeing increases costs, so expect prices to increase should you choose to purchase the dyed version. Depending on the wool and environment, it takes me a day to spin and ply one skein, but my goal is to make my handspuns affordable and accessible for folks who want to try rare wools or support small farmers.
If the deviation between the yardage and weight is significantly lesser than the average, the skein will be sold at a discounted price (in dollar amount, not percentage). And the same goes for the opposite.
The yarn will have varying wpi (wraps per inch-thickness), yardage, and weight (g/oz). I use a yardage counter instead of a niddy noddy or Mcmorran balance to get my length measurement. Also, I update my yarn availability every week. Since I'm sourcing yarn from small farms, the stock will be low. Once I declare a product out of stock, it might not be replenished until the next year when sheep have been newly shorn, likely in spring (April-May).