lördag 8 juni 2013

The beginning of yarn

In March I was gifted a bag (marked Gustav) of wool  from a friend who owns sheep. My guess is that it was about 700 grams of wool. That is a bit much to take care of indoors, so I have been waiting for a weekend with nice weather and some spare time.

A lot of the wool was very dirty. Gustav is obviously not the cleanest of sheep, but I think that he knows how to have a good time. Before washing it I had to part with some of the fleece that I could not use. The weather was fantastic!

After washing it (and rinsing it), I let the wool dry. A warm dry wind helped a lot, and on the second day the wool was dry.

Our drum carder has ceased to be, so hand carding is the only option at the moment. This is not my forte and I felt a bit rusty at first.

The wool is very nice and I will have to find out what breed it is. The washed wool weighed about 500 grams. For me that means a lot of hand carding, and it will take me a lot of time. So it will probably be a couple of weeks before I post about spinning this. Good, because I have not yet decided how to spin it (z-ply, s-ply?  2-ply, 3-ply?, dyeing?).

1 kommentar:

  1. Your handcarding is lovely and I think that will spin beautifully. My handcarding sucks and that is why I love using a fine hackle and combs :-)