The Balwen breed was developed in Wales. They are hardy, small sheep with a dark grey or black fleece, and a white stripe down their face. They are still common in Wales, and their fleece is used in traditional Welsh crafts such as woven textiles and tweed.
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Black Bat Balwen wool, from £6.50/50g
DOUBLE KNITTING 100% Balwen Wool. Grown In Yorkshire. Spun In Yorkshire, Approx 125yds / 115mts. Very Dark With A Hint Of Brown. Suitable For Outerwear & Home Furnishings. Hand Wash before Wearing