Romney fleece is a hardy British longwool. Naturally white in colour, it is quite lustrous and highly sought after for spinners and knitters alike. It is in the 31-36 micron range. The wool is in high demand and excellent for knitting or crocheting sweaters, cardigans, socks and any other outer garments.
During the 13th century, the sheep evolved in the wet Romney Marsh of Southeast England where it stayed isolated for several centuries. Once exported to New Zealand in 1853, it flourished and became its staple fleece to present day. Its adaptability to the damp and wet environment has made it popular in the coastal regions of British Columbia, Canada.