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Fleece pre-cleaning

I’m finally getting ready to scour my next fleece. Everything takes me a long time, and fiber work is no exception! I got around to opening the fleeced a while back and generally picking through it. 212 more words

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Skirting a new fleece

It’s been a storage for quite a while, so I wasn’t sure what horrors I might find. I was pleasantly surpised to find no creepies or other unwanted hitchhikers. 331 more words

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Practice Fleece progress

I’ve been working on my brown mystery fiber fleece in earnest.  Consistent fiber spinning is a skill that I have wanted to really master for some time now.   233 more words

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School of Wool

The shearer came, she saw and she absolutely conquered. Since this is our first experience with wool sheep and we had zero point of reference for what to expect from a shearer, with the exception of our personal experience ‘shearing’ two of the ewes when they arrived on the farm, I must say that I am blown away by our experience. 596 more words

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New Drum Carder!!

Drum ROLL please!!!………

It’s a Fancy Kitty!!

I have wanted to get a GOOD drum carder for a while now.  Like so many things, having the right tools make the job more efficient and more enjoyable! 147 more words

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Second Iteration, Part Two

This is the second part of my second round of batt color management experiments.  Last post I made better fiber choices, and got results closer to what I was expecting when making a striped batt, then dizzing the fiber from the drum carder. 205 more words

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Color management in batts, second iteration

In recent years a technique that is starting to be seen more frequently is removing fiber from a drum carder as a roving, rather than as a batt, by pulling the fiber off through a diz. 536 more words

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