The Gotland breed of sheep was originally developed in Sweden, where they are a dual-purpose breed, used for both meat and pelts. Gotlands are relatively new in the United States, but are growing in popularity. They are friendly and curious sheep, and are known for having beautiful fleeces. Their wool is usually gray in color, but can range from a very dark charcoal (almost black) to light gray. Their wool is curly, falling in ringlets, giving them a beautiful appearance. Their fleeces have a soft, silky feel and a shiny, lustrous appearance. Gotland wool is used for fiber arts, felting, weaving and knitting.
Our Gotland sheep are raised entirely on pasture. They are never confined in a barn, preferring to stay outside, grazing on the lush pasture grasses that provide all the nutrition they need to stay healthy and grow their beautiful fleeces. Our Gotland fiber is sold as raw fleece, carded roving and yarn.
If you are looking for a nice fiber for your next project, check out our selection in our Fiber Shop.
You can see more photographs of our Gotland sheep in the Gallery.