Tuesday, 10 July 2012

A foray into fleece preparation and spinning

washing a drying the fleece in the house on a rainy day
Over the last few months I have dived headlong into the world of spinning. I've filled a book with samples of spun yarns from many different breeds of sheep and am currently working on processing a whole Ryeland fleece.
I've acquired hand carders and a spindle. Here is the wool as it is being processed (clockwise from top left): the hand carders, washed fleece, rolags carded and rolled by my daughter, the spindle with some spun yarn, and a tiny skein of two ply.

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