Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Busy With the Camera

Yesterday it was too cold to spend long in the loomshed, so I went down to the house and spent the afternoon picking Wensleydale wool ready for hand-spinning.

Wensleydale sheep have beautiful long curly wool and I hand-spin it in a chunky curly way which knits into scarves, hats, tops and jackets and weaves beautifully as well.

This is a black fleece I will be spinning for a colleague in Suffolk. Before it can be spun it is picked - that is the individual locks are pulled apart and any debris can be removed.

The bag in the photo is part of the fleece ready picked. I will take more photos as I continue on with the spinning process.

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