Friday, May 27, 2011

Many Bags Full

I have fleece to report.  I visited a friend today and her farmlette.  She has lovely spot in the country and shares her land with chickens, turkey, dogs, goats, an alpaca and sheep.  I was so happy to be there and just adored everything I saw.  Her house is my dream house.

I was given many fleeces to play with and I'm just smitten with them all.  I plan on cloning myself and my wheel so that I can spin them all RIGHT now.  Ready for fleece porn?
Cheviot, Corrie, BL and Dorset Fiber - quite a cross breed, and WOW!!!!  Look at the crimp!

Washed locks - They are brighter white than shown.  Some stain on the tips.

Navajo-Churro Lamb Fleece
 I'm very curious about the Churro fleece.  Lamb fleece is the softest the sheep will ever grow.  This fleece is soft, squishy and not at all the course stuff of the famed Navajo rugs.

Alpaca Fiber

Babydoll Southdown


Shetland

Mohair

So now it seems I have a lot of fiber.  I'll be washing all weekend and should have a full report and update on Tuesday.  I just can't tell you, dearest reader, how very lovely each and every fiber is.  The Mohair for example has a glowing shine to it.  I can't wait to see how the fiber changes as it is washed, prepped, spun, and made into things.  I'll have quite a journey to be sure.  


2 comments:

  1. Ooh, what fun! I just got to take a look at these. I've been out in a place with a wonky internet connection. This was worth coming back to the world of reliable electrons for! What a splendid diversity you have. Let me know how your discoveries go.

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  2. Thank you for your comment, Deb! I'll keep you posted. I just received my copy of your book and I'm enjoying it page by page.

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