This bump of Colonial Williamsburg Leicester Longwool Roving is produced by our historic trades team from the rare breed Leicester Longwools born and raised at Colonial Williamsburg. This natural un-dyed wool roving can be used for spinning your own wool yarns or other craft projects, including creating raised padded trim for your 18th century gown.
This Historic Trades product is excluded from promotional discounts.
- Single bump of 100% un-dyed wool roving
- Choose from 4 oz or 8 oz size
- Made from the fleece of Colonial Williamsburg's Leicester Longwools
- Historic Area Trade Good made by the tradespeople of Colonial Williamsburg
Leicester Longwools were developed in the mid-18th century by Robert Bakewell of Leicester, England. The breed became popular throughout the British empire; George Washington purchased Leicester Longwools for his flock at Mount Vernon. The Leicester Longwool is now a rare breed of farm animal, and Colonial Williamsburg's original Leicester sheep were imported from Tasmania in 1990. By raising this breed, Colonial Williamsburg preserves one of the foundation breeds of the 18th century and keeps a unique gene pool alive for future generations.
Visit the Colonial Williamsburg website to learn more about our Leicester Longwools and the special wool our tradespeople produce each year.
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Well prepared roving. Clean and easy to spin. Some fibers have a yellow cast.