Monday, March 17, 2014

Getting to Grips With the Jacobs

Some time ago a local farmer gave me twenty Jacob fleeces.  As those who spin might expect, they're exactly as they came off the sheep - bugs, straw, bodily fluids and all. The weather has been revolting since so getting time to sort them out has been challenging.  Today's challenge was this one:


Hopefully this doesn't put anyone off wearing my creations; I thought it would be interesting for some people though to see what the raw material looks like!

I managed to get two full pillow cases of great quality soft fibre out of this fleece. I can't wait to see how it spins up.