Tag: wool

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… Continue Reading “Whitefaced Woodland Sheep”

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… Continue Reading “Oxford Down. The fleece breed.”

Being Creative!

Recently I created two thick, colorwork woolly hats, using 2 – 3 different colored yarns. Here they are: Backcountry Designed with the western coastal region of Washington in mind.  It is still an area that has not been swallowed up by the city.  It’s… Continue Reading “Being Creative!”

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