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
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.
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