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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

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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

Fibre

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

Homesteading

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

Spinning

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

Work.

Ink.

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

Work.