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Knitting with Handspun Part 1: Beginnings and Pullovers

I haven’t really mentioned knitting here before, but those who know me well will know that I knit constantly.  One of the great pleasures of spinning is being able to knit the things that I spin, although I don’t do it as often as I should.   749 more words


Feliz Fleece!

I am so excited to have been gifted raw fleece from two Shetlands and two Romney Mix from a  local couple.  It is as close as I’ll get to having my own sheep, at least for the foreseeable future.   44 more words

What's Going On At The Shop?

Processing Raw Fleece: Part 2

So now you’re ready to get the fleece into the tub.  I like to use plastic baskets that you can get from the pound shop or dollar store.   621 more words


Processing Raw Fleece: Part 1

So here we go!

This is what a bag full of raw merino cross looks like.    Lovely creamy colour….

But quite dirty in places

The first thing I do is trim off all the caked and dirty ends.   379 more words


Processing Raw Fleece: Intro

Processing raw fleece is time consuming, but not labour intensive.  At the bare minimum all you need is a bathtub or sink, some dish soap, somewhere to dry the fleece, and a few hours at home to mind the fleece as it soaks.   178 more words


From Fleece to Yarn...

This is my favourite way of working and is also how I learned to spin.  Working from a raw fleece allows you to be involved in every step of the process and to see the transformation of wool from fleece locks, directly off the sheep, to yarn that’s ready to knit or weave.   461 more words


Washing Wool - The Virginia Way! - from 'Ten Good Sheep'

This is a really amusingly written TUTORIAL which I will be adding to the i/sheet page and can also be found on my pinterest wool board. 2,225 more words