Breed category Whitefaced Woodland

  • Location Pennines & Peak District
  • Breed Hill
  • Fleece Colour White
  • Handle Medium / Soft
  • Micron Count 32-33
  • Staple Length 10-15cm
  • Fleece Weight 2-3 kg

Find Out More About The Breed

HERITAGE

The Whitefaced Woodland sheep breed was developed in the Pennines. Their breed society was established in the 17th Century.

They are now found in small flocks across the Pennines and the Peak District.

SHEEP

The Whitefaced Woodland sheep breed are a hardy sheep. They are large yet lean, and the rams have spiralled horns.

FLEECE

The Whitefaced Woodland have strong and durable fleece, with a medium to soft handle.

Their fleece is predominantly used in carpets.

UNDER A MICROSCOPE

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

BREED SOCIETY

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

LINKS COMING SOON

Links to makers using Whitefaced Woodland fleece in their products.

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

The Whitefaced Woodland is a good mothering sheep

DID YOU KNOW
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The Whitefaced Woodland has a white fleece which can have a staple length of up to 15cm.

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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