Snook Farm

Conservancy of Jacob Sheep

The Wool

Fleece from our Cotswold sheep flock is carefully skirted and sorted by hand to ensure that only sound, clean, long-stapled fiber goes into our yarn. Fleeces are carefully washed right here at the farm, then sent to the mill.

Our Cotswold yarn is milled in the Husdon Valley to our exact specifications, and spun semi-worsted to highlight the natural luster of this lovely long wool. Some is combed right here using English combs into silver roving. Sometimes called Poor Man's Mohair, Cotswold has arguably the most shine of all wools, and takes dye wonderfully. It is a strong, supple yarn with a feeling of substance to it, and will drape nicely.