Finnsheep make a wonderfully soft fleece nearly as soft as Merino and as gentle against the skin. We offer the following products from our very much-loved herd.
SKIRTED RAW FLEECE
Only the best raw fleeces get offered up for spinners and crafters. They are meticulously skirted and stored in specialty mesh bags that allow airflow keeping them fresh and clean. They can be found at the Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival (note: they sell out very quickly) or ordered online.
- Brown Badger (a blend of various browns, cream & beige)
- Black Badger (A blend of grey, black, silver, & dark brown )
Prices and weights of a whole fleece vary – average 5” staple is $2.20/oz
Whole fleece purchases are encouraged, however, smaller quantities & custom orders are welcome.
FIRST FLEECE ROVING
Created from the first shearing of our lambs is incredibly soft.
Available in 4oz packages or custom weights
$5 / oz natural
$5.25 / oz dyed
- Natural: charcoal grey, soft beige
- Dyed: teal, electric blue
- Custom dyeing available
The yarn spun from our Finnsheep is exceptionally soft. We offer 2 weights of our 100% wool:
- #4 MEDIUM WORSTED ARAN
- 4 oz/113g 9WPI 174 yards
This yarn is particularly nice in hats & scarfs, winter sweaters and blankets. The thicker of the two yarns we offer is easy to work with and great for novices .
- #3 LIGHT WORSTED DK
- 4 oz/113g 11WPI 246 yards
The thinner of our 2 yarns, DK, is a joy to work with and great for socks, booties, shawls and delicate patterns.
$32 – 4 oz skeins
3 Natural Colors Available
$35 – 4 oz skeins hand dyed in small batches
All of our fiber product tags not only include all basic information but also the names of the sheep & lambs that produced it. In doing so, we hope to create a stronger connection and awareness to the wonderful creatures where it originated. Visits to the farm are encouraged so please contact us if you would to make the arrangements
For the NY Tri- State Area AJHC Yarn is now in Westchester! (Larry do some sort of cute font or text or something for this)
Exclusively at the Knit Shoppe on Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck NY
AJHC proudly works with Junction Fiber Mill as our processor a wonderful woman owned and operated business in the heart of VT. All dying is done by Susan in small batches.
Custom dying is available.
We know that online purchases without the benefit of touch is risky, for that reason AJHC offers small samples of our yarn, roving, and raw fleece for those interested.
Contact us for orders, inquiries or a free sample.
LAMB & GOAT SKINS
Our hides are all processed by Driftless Tannery in Wisconsin. These fantastic women have perfected a chemical free tanning technique preserving our beautiful skins and producing the most luscious hides gentle enough for a newborn baby. It is with great respect that we preserve these endeavoring to never be wasteful and always sustainable in our livestock management.
- Brown Badger Lambskin
- average size 36” x 22”
- Contact us for prices on other sizes.
AJ’s Farm and Chick Farm Products can be found seasonally at the Craftsbury Farmers’ Market and the Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival
“Susan’s /AJ’s Happy Chick Farm fleece was an absolute joy to work with. The quality of the fiber and care in keeping [her/their] sheep is obvious in the end product. We couldn’t be more pleased with the result coming off of our spinner.”