My first with raw wool, so heres what I did. I watched YouTube, got the jest of what I needed to do and hit the bags.
I started with the female sheep's wool , it was a bit more whiter. Had some debris but not to bad.
Then came the cleaning, hot water, Dawn soap, dirty wool and you get a nice wool soup, yuck!
Here I used cards that I have had forever, dreaming of this day to happen. The left over debris falls out doing this and in the spinning.
A basket full and I'm ready to spin!
I'm still not getting a consistent thin ply but I'm getting better, and with another bag and a half to practice , yeah!
I love this Ashford Joy 2, its was so enjoyable to sit out on the porch, listen to the thunderstorm and hope rain would hold back until I got a bobbin filled. It did and I did 108 yards of yarn. Put it on the Niddy Notty and will dye it up tomorrow.
Tomatoes and more tomatoes, was a planting day until the wool came. I did get a lot of things in and hoping there was not going to be a hail storm. It passed and all was good. I do have buckets to cover the plants just incase.
Need to get the Winter Sowing in coffee cans planted. Just did a few cans today with more to plant out. Altho a lot od plants in the WS, there was many that did not come up b/c of old seed.
Going out to see my Mom tomorrow, she is doing wonderful after her broken leg a couple of months ago. Check out my sisters garden, have coffee on their porch and hear about how my BIL got to see a Bald Eagle swoop down and catch a fish at the pond he was fishing at. How exciting to see that! He had no camera : (
Have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by.
A very Happy Mothers Day to all the moms.