Tunis fleece - raw 1 lb

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1 pound of my Tunis sheep fleece, lightly skirted.  I will shake out the dust and pick out major VM, but this may need a final going-over before being quite wash-ready.  I am selling this by the pound because our shearer sometimes cuts through the staple, and some of my older girls get a bit kempy on their thighs - I will pick out the best part of a fleece or even several to make sure you get really nice fleece.  

These are a warm-climate sheep, so they have a shorter staple length - 2-4" - but a really nice crimp and fine fiber.  Tunis wool is known for being soft and non-scratchy, the word I kept seeing when researching them was "lustrous". The fiber shafts are less scaly than many sheep wools, and though I don't know a micron number, I was surprised just how fine it is - much finer than the numbers I'd seen in research.  I'm happy to send a small sample, just convo me.  

Our sheep truly live the farm life - I do not coat them, and they are moved over the entire 60 or so acres of pasture, so this fleece is not terribly clean.  We do not have burrs, though - there is the usual hay and other VM, but no burrs!   It does scour well, though, this year's were not very greasy at all and it washes to a beautiful white.  I have done a quick skirting, mainly removing the larger, obvious second cuts and larger VM, but it is not a thorough skirting.

If you're looking for a whole fleece, please let me know - I have a number of fleeces available that I can't ever find the time to photo and list.  I have full Tunis, and some Tunis x Gulf Coast Native x Romney fleeces that are truly lovely.

I have set the shipping at $7.50 per pound, which is fairly accurate up to 3 pounds depending on your location.  If the USPS cost is less, for any size purchase, I will refund the difference.