August 15, 2009
Last weekend I took advantage of a rare spot of sunshine and finally got round to sorting and washing my fleeces.
It was no easy task! For those of you who don’t spin, a sheep’s fleece isn’t usually uniform in it’s fineness or staple length throughout – some parts are coarser and others are softer making it necessary to ‘sort’ the fleece. Although it’s easy to tell the difference between the coarsest parts and the finest part, the gradations in between can present a bit more of a challenge to a novice like me. It was good experience though and I guess the more fleeces you handle, the easier it becomes. Just need to spin it all now 🙂