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Basic Wool Quality

March 11, 2020 1 min read

In this video discover two fantastic Pacific Northwest sheep breeds as we answer the top three questions people ask about their wool, and learn the four criteria for a healthy fleece.

Understanding what you have begins with understanding the diversity that's out there. 

— Lydia Christiansen

Never, never, never plan what a fleece is going to become until you've identified what it is.

— Lydia Christiansen


  • Question #1: What do I have? [0:42]
  • Question #2: What's my wool worth? [3:30]
  • Criteria For a Healthy Fleece #1 & 2: Length & Strength [4:13]
  • Criteria For a Healthy Fleece #3: Cleanliness [9:17]
  • Criteria For a Healthy Fleece #4: Micron [11:58]
  • Bonus tip on judging quality in wool [14:03]
  • Question #3: What do I do with my wool? [17:18]


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