Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Corner View- On the Ground

Today's CV theme is "On the Ground". What's on the ground at my house today?
Wool. It's sheep shearing time again.

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10 comments:

Victoria said...

Now that is not a common photograph to see. Sounds a busy time for you.

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gis said...

Oh, wool, how good is that? I have just learnt to spin!

Kasia said...

How exciting! Are you going to spin all that wool? Thank you for sharing!

Menthe Blanche said...

Before reading what was on your picture, I didn't understand what I saw! It looks a bit like my cat when he sleeps on his back!

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

wow! will you spin it?
n♥

flowtops said...

Raw wool is so amazing. Curious as to what you're going to make out of it!

Nicki

Crochet Renee' said...

This wool will likely get sold. I have several pounds from last year that I had processed into roving, so I don't really need to keep this. But every year, it's so tempting to keep some. I have to force myself to sell it!

Theresa said...

Oh wow!!

Francesca said...

this is very interesting Renee! How do you process it? I have last years and this year's too - but aside from washing it, and trying to spin it (French spindle method - not going very well), I don't know what to do with it.

Crochet Renee' said...

Francesca, when I process a fleece or a small quantity of wool myself, I wash it in Dawn to get the grease out, then will either card or comb it, depending on how long the staple is. Then I spin on an Ashford Traveler wheel. I started with a drop spindle when I initially started spinning. Last year I sent several pounds of raw wool to a lady I know who has a fiber mill. She processed it into roving for me, as I just didn't have time to do it all myself. I still haven't spun it all!