A nights worth of spinning

The small light brown Finull lamb’s fleece was long 10 – 15 cm and had nice staples and I have longed for combing for some time now…

Stacked carefully in washing bags

So I picked out the staples in bunches and stacked them in a wash bag and soaked them with minimal stirring in three hand warm baths. Ran them in my external centrifuge (my no 1 gadget) and let them dry.

 

After a day the staples are dry enough to start combing…

In the evening the are dry enough to latch on the combs

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And then I started spinning… long fibre, fresh from the sheep, only washed with water (no detergent) is a joy to spin for sure

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So the night went by with spinning and combing with a Sci-Fi book I just had to
get to the end to and… well when you have
two bobbins with thin singles all made up
why nor ply them instead of going to bed…

 

 

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This is NOT a good way to process wool in case you want to sell the yarn 😉 But the result is rather rewarding if you are a true wool nerd… as I for sure am.  576 meter/ 629 Yard shining lamb’s wool yarn… ( I do have darker brown , black and white wool from the same shepherdress… I guess I am going to make something fair isle in natural colors for once!

 

The yarn is not washed yet!

 

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Lamb’s wool of Swedish Finull sheep (Finullsfår)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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