Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wool Processing--Thanks Queen Frostine!

Here's some pictures of wool processing. We sheared the sheep in November, which is necessary for our sheep because they are a long wool breed so they must be shorn twice a year.




Thanks for your wool Queen Frostine!





Washing the wool. This may actually be Dalton's and Queen Frostine's. Since they are both white, their wool was grouped together in the bags. It took about 3 soap baths and 4 or 5 rinses to get this wool clean.






Drying the wool in front of the woodstove.



Choberson helping to spead the wool out to dry.




Carding....so much carding!


Carded wool ready for spinning...





One of my first attempts at spinning using a drop spindle. It's "artistic" yarn.

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