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.
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 a rural, wonderful wilderness for beach combing, hiking, or backroad trips.… Continue reading Being Creative!