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Raw Wool, Babydoll Southdown

Spring means shearing and that means lots of raw fleece. And that means it’s time to buy from my favorite farms. Last Sunday I paid a visit to the Smyth family at… 204 more words

It's Shearing Time Again

It’s Shearing Time Again!

Each Spring when I shear my llamas and alpacas I end up with around 20-25 pounds of suri alpaca fiber. There are 5 suris in my herd and every year I am amazed by their beautiful fleece. 418 more words

Trying My Hand At Fleece Washing!

As I have never done this before, I thought I would share my findings!

After researching this subject at great length, I decided to go with this process: 978 more words


Now Available: Jacob x Black Welsh Mountain Raw Fleece

This is the first shear from my Jacob X Black Welsh Mountain ewe lambs, I have decided to sell it as raw fleece in order to prevent it from going to waste, 78 more words


Washing Our Fleece

On Saturday, Mike and I got up a little earlier than usual to work on washing our fleece. It’s a good thing we did because the process took quite a while with having to heat up water multiple times. 946 more words


Knitting with Handspun Part 2: Shawls

It’s about time I continued my posts about knitting with handspun yarn, especially now that my lovely Etsy shop (check it out here) is up and running and people are actually buying my yarn to knit with.   1,433 more words


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