And the Bride wore wool

                                                                                           Louise Fairburn was wed in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire in a dress from her rare longwool sheep. It took 67 hours for a spinner and dressmaker to create. The cost is approx $2250 US.

RARE BREED WOOL

 

  • The Lincoln Longwool is the largest British sheep, developed to produce the heaviest, longest and most lustrous fleece of any sheep in the world.
  • Its versatile fleece was the basis of eastern England’s prosperity until the coming of cotton and the breed was exported around the Empire.
  • It is now one of Britain’s rarer breeds, classed as ‘at risk’ by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, with fewer than 1,000 registered breeding females in the UK.

 

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