Gotland sheep originate from the small island of Gotland, set in the middle of the Baltic Sea, off the coast of Sweden. One of the Northern short-tailed breeds, their bloodlines date back to the Viking era.
Gotland yarn, when knit, has a lovely drape. When over-dyed it has gives deep heathered shades of color. Gotland wool also felts quite easily making it an excellent choice for felters. Fiber artists and doll makers find their curly locks of wool amazing to work with, often using them as embellishments or for hair.