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Mistress Rose

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 16 7:09 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Gosh, you are being good Frewen. I still have about half an alpaca fleece, some dyed tops and a new fleece to spin, apart from a bag of old wool dyed with onion skin that has been knocking around for years. Now about new musical instruments......

wellington womble

Joined: 08 Nov 2004
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Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 16 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I am not discussing my stash in any sort of downsizing context. Go felt cosies for your halos!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 16 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Chez - how about trying your local Spinners, Weavers and Dyers Guilds ?

I know the Wool Board aren't that keen on coloured fleece, especially multi-coloured, such as Jacob.

One issue is always whether they are 'good' fleeces from a handspinner's point of view (nice and open, staple/lock structure preserved, not felted, not full of VM, without lots of second cuts, no break in the fleece etcetcetc).

If you haven't seen it, check out Yarnmaker magazine website, which has useful hints. tips and instructions for farmers and smallholders wishing to sell fleece for handspinning.

Best of luck - that's quite a lot of fleece to find a home for.

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