These locks are not separated : the fleece has been washed whole and the staples will need to be separated by gently pulling them apart if that is what you want or need.
This hogget fleece is 100% Tasmanian Heritage English Leicestergrown by non-mulsed, Rare Breed sheep from ASSBA flock No. 395 at Wanstead Park, Campbell Town, in the Northern Midlands of Tasmania. This very old breed of English origin produces lustrous fibre of long staple length suited to handspinning and felting. Whilst not as soft as merino, if spun woollen style it will make lovely and durable sweaters, cardigans, vests etc. It is ideal for Aran-style knitting with cables and twists accentuated by the lovely lustre for which English Leicester fibre is renown. If spun semi-worsted and finely, it will suit laceweight shawls and wraps. Lock spinners and felters enjoy the superb curls. The fibre hand dyes beautifully and is also excellent for knitted or crocheted articles to be fulled to felt. Typically the fibre measures 32-38 microns. Hand wash finished articles. English Leicester sheep have been farmed in Tasmania since the mid 1850s.