Lincoln sheep produce a long (100 to 150 mm) fibre and a heavy wool (36 to 40 microns) with a lustrous surface.
Lincoln wool is hardwearing and it takes dyes beautifully which makes this the ideal wool for you to spin and use in carpets, wall hangings and tapestries. You can use this wool to make hard wearing outer garments and bags. Doll makers like to use Lincoln wool to make dolls hair.
Lincoln is a British rare breed classified as long-wool and lustre and it is the largest British sheep.
You can buy these fibres for spinning and dyeing and many more;
Blue Faced Leicester (BFL) Wool Tops: BFL is a British wool that is highly prized for its similarity to mohair and for its attractive, silky, lustrous yarns. Blue-faced Leicester dyes very well and felts easily and quickly to a smooth, silky finish. This beautiful British fibre comes in natural cream, oatmeal and brown colours.
Shetland Wool Tops: Shetland is a soft traditional British wool that is very easy to blend either with other wool colours or with exotic fibres in a hand carder or drum carder because of its shorter staple length.
Shetland-Tussah silk 50% Blend: Feel & see the luxury of silk in this 50% Tussah silk blend with the added warmth & stretch of wool. Blends with less than 50% don’t look like silk. You need at least 50% to both feel and see the silk.