Faces of Wool: Merino Sheep, Part III

Welcome back to Faces of Wool! In this series, we’re discussing a variety of fiber animals. Our two previous posts discussed Merino sheep and fiber: the history of the breed, where they’re raised, and the characteristics of the fiber. In our last post about Merinos, we’ll discuss the fiber as used in yarn and textiles. […]

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Faces of Wool: Merino Sheep, Part II

Welcome back to the Faces of Wool series! In the last post, I introduced you to Merino sheep, which have a prestigious heritage. Here in part 2, we’ll dive into merino fiber itself and explore what makes it so special—and so valuable to crafters. Fact #1 Merino fleece is denser than fleeces from other breeds […]

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Faces of Wool: Merino Sheep

Welcome to Faces of Wool, a new recurring feature here on the Interweave blog! In these posts we’ll explore different breeds of sheep: their names, breed information and facts, and the characteristics of their wool. Let’s dive into the learning! The Popularity of Merino Sheep It’s most likely the first breed you think of when […]

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