Ready to Refleece?

August 12, 2012 at 8:47 pm 4 comments

I’m probably going to shear all my guys this Fall.
Perhaps starting as soon as September.

And it just dawned on me that it is going to be September in a few short weeks.

So I thought it might be a good time to clear out those last couple batches of raw fleece.

Thankfully the only things lingering in the laundry room were a bit of CVM-Suffolk cross, and about a third of a Border Leicester.

The CVM cross (above) is really nice stuff, but I’d almost forgotten what a bugger it is to wash. Lots of grease, dirt and an occasional burr in there (ouch!). Glad I got that one out of the way first.

The border leicester was a breeze in comparison. (Yea!)
One wash. two rinses. Voilla!

Also been working on moving older fleeces along on the carding side.
My “carded and ready to go” fleece bin is just about full again!

My cool new spinning wheel is going to have its work cut out for it!



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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Farmlady  |  August 12, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Oh that beautiful fleece!
    Did you make the spinning wheel? Very interesting.

    • 2. sheepsclothing  |  August 15, 2012 at 6:08 am

      we’re working on the spinning wheel. have quite a bit left to do, but the wheel is now mounted in the frame. next up, the wooden base and treadle!

  • 3. basicallybenita  |  August 15, 2012 at 5:22 am

    I’m drooling over your “carded and ready to go” bin. It looks like it contains some nice spinning times ahead. What is that lovely carmel colored fiber?

    • 4. sheepsclothing  |  August 15, 2012 at 6:11 am

      Thanks! The caramel colored wool you can see in the photo is from Edgar’s spring shearing. ‘Tis pretty yummy stuff.


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