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Thursday, 29 May 2014

A New Raw Fleece Cometh

I am currently spinning with this beautiful dark purple roving, which I bought from E-bay. It's a very soft merino. It spins up quite quickly and is a joy to work with.

So far I have several spools of it and some of it is already in use. More of that another day.

However, I am excited about getting a raw fleece to work with, later in the week so I will be back on here to tell you how I'm getting on with that. I'm not sure what I'm getting yet, but it could well be a long staple variety, like the one in the following video. You will see how www.taylormadeyarns.co.uk spins up an art yarn using a Wensleydale fleece. It's quite fascinating. Do take a look:


Monday, 19 May 2014


... and here is the jerkin (vest) (pullover) finished. With handspun wool, you get a variation of colour, which I love. That makes the garment unique. I'm ready to give it to him for his birthday next week, although the weather has now turned warm so he won't be wearing it much for a while. I did make it a bit longer than the pattern said, so it should last a while.

Here is the little fella it's for... my grandson, Sammy.

Have a lovely day and enjoy this beautiful weather.