This morning I decided a little spinning was in order. I had a small batch of Blue Texel that I had received from @bakewell_hearts earlier this year, ready to be picked on the wool picker to open the locks and then ran through the drum carder.
It did not spin as easily as I thought it would have. There was a lesson in it for me. Sample spin a bit of the wool first as it will save a bit of grief and struggle in the end. This really is good advice for anyone. Not everyone spins rustic wools, nor do all spin luxury. Know what you are spinning and decide if it is right for you.
Texel sheep is a domestic sheep from the island of Texel in the Netherlands. It has become a popular lean meat sheep in many countries.
The wool is a medium grade and a fleece can weigh between 7 – 12 lbs.
The micron count is around 32 and is used mostly for hosiery yarns and knitting wools.
I just didn’t have a spectacular time with this batch of Texel, though I persisted to the end of spinning the single.
Tomorrow I will give it a chain ply and use it for rug hooking or fingerless work-gloves.
Until next time…