This Jacob (Brown) wool comes from the U.S., and has a micron count of 25 - 30. Average staple length is 4" - 6". Sold by the ounce.
Profile: The origins of the Jacob sheep are unknown, there is historical documentation of spotted sheep in the Middle East, Far East, and Mediterranean from three thousand years ago. These sheep were named after Jacob, a shepherd from the book of Genesis in the Bible, who bred spotted sheep. In England, the Jacob was originally referred to as the Spanish Sheep. Legend has it that the sheep washed ashore from shipwrecks in England after the destruction of the Spanish Armada in 1588.