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Baa Baa Black Sheep, Have You Any . . .

My sister-in-law has a friend who has sheep, llama, and alpaca.  She does nothing with the shearing and upon hearing that, I nearly fainted.  Shearing, by the way, is the noun to the verb shear, and is another way of referring to raw fleece.   226 more words


Washing Fleece

loosening the dirt

washing the lanolin out

rinsing the locks

spreading & air drying

Phew – I have finished washing all the fleece from Amanda at… 549 more words


Adeventures in Raw Fleece

I am pretty passionate about sourcing my materials locally. So it was really exciting to me when I found a Craigslist add written up by a shepherd that lives only 20 minutes from my house. 649 more words

Farm Animals

Rooing the day

Recently we rooed one of the ram lambs, Dingus.  It was a pretty successful experiment, we got a lot of fleece off him.  We are going to try rooing the entire flock and shearing whatever doesn’t roo off ourselves instead of doing a professional spring shear.   143 more words


Power scour v Dish washing detergent for washing fleece

I have LOTS of fleece to wash, and if I don’t get it all washed by Fibre East, I’m not allowed another one for a whole year. 363 more words


Swept by sea-winds.

This fleece came from a milksheep closeby, an animal fed on grass often swept by sea winds. A soft fleece shorn by a young kind shearer. 54 more words



There is little to say about this piece, a whole part of this whole thought patterns process is only rather important to me innit? :) What I can say is that it was great to make and to see the colour, a plant dye, grow and seep into the material, exciting to see it attach and knowing when to stop. 12 more words