Breed category Boreray

  • Location Scotland
  • Breed Naturally coloured
  • Fleece Colour Grey/Brown
  • Handle Soft/Harsh
  • Micron Count 35+
  • Staple Length 6-12cm
  • Fleece Weight 1-2 kg

Find Out More About The Breed

HERITAGE

The Boreray sheep breed was developed on the Island of Boreray in Scotland. 

They are still kept in specialist flocks on the island.

SHEEP

The Boreray sheep breed is one of the smallest British sheep breeds. They have dark markings on their faces and the rams have large spiral horns.

FLEECE

The Boreray fleece has harsh qualities, but carefully picked parts can be soft.

 The fleece is popular with hand spinners and breed specific yarn companies, due to its backstory and exclusivity.

UNDER A MICROSCOPE

This is a sample of a woollen spun Boreray yarn, under a microscope.

BREED SOCIETY

WHO'S WORKING WITH THE FLEECE | MAKERS | USERS |

LINKS COMING SOON

Links to makers using Boreray fleece in their products.

If you work with Boreray fleece and would like your products to be listed, please email us at: zoe@thewoolist.co.uk

This wool can be cream or tan with patches of darker grey and black.

DID YOU KNOW
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The Boreray breed is a small lean sheep, with long black legs.

Interested in this breed? BUY THE BOOK

A hand-crafted book containing breed-specific information about the British sheep breed you choose. 

This book is a limited edition handmade piece, each book will come with an edition number signed by the author/maker. 

The book contains space for you to fill in with physical yarn and knit samples, which sit alongside microscopic photographs, breed data and a short history on the breed (if you don't knit but still want a knitted sample, you can add on a pre-knit sample in the additional items box - £3 per sample).

Each book comes with an A6 fact file card, 'your opinions' card, and a 10g mini-skein so you can complete the mini book and experiment with the fibre yourself.

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