For some of the fleece I have in the studio.

Firstly a “straight off the Cheviot Hills sheep” from my neighbour.

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And the Gotland fluffy curls that came home from Woolfest.

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 I only managed the Cheviot Hills fleece and a small proportion of the Gotland.

Sheep fluff needs to be washed in small batches.  
Not only is it hard work and lots of washing and rinsing but you also need be be sure its going to be a warm sunny day long enough for it to dry.

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One thought on “Wash Day

  • 31/07/2016 at 8:30 pm

    Reminds me of schollduring WWII when we collected fleece from the fields. washed then dyed it, The we spun and knitted it. I made a scarf!
    What are you going to make with yours?

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