Friday, June 12, 2009











On Thursday, June 11, I went to a sister-in-law of a friend's hobby farm and picked up a whole fleece from their pet sheep, Gracie. She was much bigger than I was expecting, and so was the fleece. There were actually 3 of them from the last 3 years just hanging in their barn. I didn't think I could handle all of it, so I just took one. I can have the rest in the future if I want. Of course I'll want it--the price was right--FREE! We shoved the fleece into the bag-with the help of their goats-one kept trying to climb into the bag. I got it home and had to let it sit for a day. All I could think about at work all day was washing that pile of wool. I got home and decided to just try a few handfuls and see how well it cleans up. Its soaking right now, will have to wait to give you an update.

4 comments:

  1. free is very cool. do you know what kind of sheep it is?

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  2. So you can't just put it in the washing machine then? ;o) Good luck with that! (Dishwasher? Car wash?)

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  3. to maya-not sure what breed of sheep-large-all white-thats all they knew
    to carolyn-I've wondered if you could just run the whole sheep thriugh a car wash and then shear them--could be a new business venture

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  4. Looking forward to your update! Sometimes it's all we can do to keep our hands out of the fleece around here. Lol!

    Thanks for participating in Fiber Arts Friday!

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