Uncategorized · Whitefaced Woodland

Whitefaced Woodland Sheep

Whitefaced Woodland - photo from http://www.whitefacedwoodland.co.uk   Facts: Fleece Weight: 4.5 - 6.5 pounds (2-3 kg) Staple Length: 3-8 inches (7.5-20.5 cm) Fiber Diameter: 28-38 microns or coarser Natural colors:  white For the dye pot:  it will take colors nicely, except for any kemplike fibers in the coarser fleeces. Fiber Prep & Spinning: depends on… Continue reading Whitefaced Woodland Sheep

British Breeds · Oxford Down · Wool

Oxford Down. The fleece breed.

H C Stilgoe's Adderbury ram lamb, champion at the 1943 Oxford Ram Fair (Photo courtesy of Oxford Down SBA from http://oxforddownsheep.org.uk/) I received 55 grams of this squishy fleece, all washed and ready to card for spinning from @bakewell_hearts during the holidays. 55 grams,carded Oxford Down from England. Pictured with my EnidAshcroft Spindle, also from England.… Continue reading Oxford Down. The fleece breed.

Spinning · Tools of the Trade · Wool · Wool combs

Tools of the Trade: Etsy – A Great Place to Gather the Tools

This post was originally written August 19, 2015 after returning from my trip to Alaska.   I have just returned from a holiday visiting my friend, Larraine, in Alaska.  It was part visit (fiber retreat) at her place and part an Alaska Yarn Crawl.  So much fun, I wouldn’t know where to start so I’ll… Continue reading Tools of the Trade: Etsy – A Great Place to Gather the Tools