Use of Scottish Blackface Sheep: In Europe, the long, coarse wool of the Scottish Blackface is made into fine carpets, Irish and Scottish Tweeds, and used to stuff mattresses. Felters, rug hookers, and spinners enjoy working with the sheep’s unique double-coated fleeces, which have a staple length of 15 to 30 cm. This medium-sized breed also produces a lean, fine-grained, and flavorful meat. Plus, their lovely horns can be used in the creation of shepherd’s crooks and walking sticks. Photo by Colin Seddon.