Manx Loaghtan Wool Top

Manx Loaghtan Wool Top

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Manx Loaghtan is the glam-rock superstar of the sheep breeds. We think so, anyway.

A rare breed, its history is centred on the Isle of Man, where it has been raised for centuries. The wool is surprisingly soft for a heritage breed, at about 30-32 microns across, with an average staple length of about 8-10cm. If you see them in person, you will no doubt notice their horns, which grow not as pairs but as sets of four, occasionally six!

The real draw to Manx Loaghtan wool is its distinctively rich brown hue, which is somewhat unusual in a sheep's wool. Although Loaghtan is the Manx word for "mouse brown," the colour is close to the moorit colour of Shetland sheep -- we would say it has notes of caramel and chestnut in it.

Each bag contains 100g of wool.

Origin: United Kingdom