The Rambouillet sheep originated in France and are named for the region in norhtern France where Louis XVI imported Spanish Merinos to his land in 1786. As breeding modifications were made, the Rambouillet became its own breed in 1840. These sheep are often seen in the United States and their fiber is sometimes referred to as American Merino.*
The fiber is not as fine as a true Merino, but is still next-to-the-skin soft. It has a lot of bounce and is a bit stronger than most Merino. Lovely for spinning and felting.
Each of these approximately 4-ounce braids has been hand-dyed in Oregon and the beautiful colors can be combined in a myriad of ways to spin yarn you'll love for any project. For felting projects, one braid can give you a broad range of color choices to enhance whatever you're making.
Fierce Fibers isn't dyeing fiber any longer, so when these are gone, they are gone!
* Source: The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook by Deborah Robson & Carol Ekarius