The different sheep have quite different wool qualities. Blue Faced Leicester is very soft, which is good for scarves and delicate items. Shetland is also soft and has lots of lovely colours. Swaledale and Herdwick is very course and hard, but these are good for outer garments and are hard wearing enough for rugs. 

SWALEDALE EWES                                               HERDWICK EWES & LAMB

 

BLUE FACED LEICESTER                                               SHETLAND EWE