Black Sheep! Black Fleece!

June 23, 2009 at 3:38 am 5 comments


What a weekend.

Here’s a quick rundown-

There were sheep of many colors:

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IMG_1007 (Medium) And goats too,,

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Primping for the show ring-

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I looked up Michelle, of Boulderneigh, and it turned out that needed a hand, so she gave me a quick rundown, handed me Bramble’s lead, and off we went!

IMG_0973 (Medium) It was a lot of fun to hang with Michelle and her beautiful Shetland babies.

After the Shetland show, the man and I took a walkthrough of the vendors. As you would expect, it was an amazing assortment of fiber-

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and yarn-

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and tools:

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(Note- this neato-frito little travel wheel is a Spinolution “Bee”. There are a lot of cool things about it, but what I love best is that the bobbin is removed from the front of the flyer! You just pinch the sides of the flyer together, the front part with the orifice slips off, and the bobbin pops out! And it has a really slick mechanism for adjusting the bobbin brake. I don’t think I can explain it properly,, so encourage you all to check it out on the Spinolution website.)

And then there was the wool show.

Man, were there a lot of nice fleeces.

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(that last one is Teeswater, on the hoof)

And this is the one that I brought home.

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Nice, eh?

Yeah.  Denise is a happy girl.


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jody van Dooijewaard  |  June 23, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Nice…….it’s fantastic! Is it Corriedale? Wow what a show. I’d give my eyeteeth to get to go to a show like that!!!

    • 2. sheepsclothing  |  June 23, 2009 at 2:46 pm

      It’s a Corriedale-Romney cross. Should be a lot of fun to work with. Yep, it is a fabulous show. Eugene, OR is a bit of a haul from our place,, but it was definitely worth the trip. Maybe next time we’ll take a little more time and check out the area some more.

  • 3. Michelle  |  June 23, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Here I am waiting for photos of you from Tina so I can tell everyone about meeting you and your invaluable help, and YOU have photos! I’m am so stealing the one of us with the girls….

    I looked for you Saturday and Sunday and was sad I didn’t get to see you again. Thanks again for looking me up; meeting you was a treat and your help saved the day!

    • 4. Denise  |  June 23, 2009 at 6:28 pm

      Hey Michelle-
      Sorry we didn’t connect on Saturday- I was back in the sheep barn for a while between the fleece judging and sale, but didn’t see you around. Then we left pretty early Sunday. Was so nice to meet you. Shimon posted more photos online at
      You’re certainly welcome to any you’d like to have!

  • 5. Donna  |  June 24, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Wow! I missed some gorgeous fiber. Your fleece is just gorgeous, and you showed much better restraint than I did.


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