Hamish's Gotland ewes relinquished their woolly coats the other weekend.
when I called around yesterday.
(Note the black merino ewe with the white patch on it's head).
They were ready for the old coat to go as their spring growth is already showing. Hamish told me the colour of their new coats is different initially and lighter and these tips are more susceptible to felting when their fleeces get longer. Since Gotlands put so much effort into quickly growing length into their fibres, a better spinner's fleece is produced if the tips are removed later on without the staples being short.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
He also included bench height plugs (plenty of them).
Liz King, a talented cloth artist who lives near me. She lives high up so I don't splash her too much with dye drips.
The dye bottles are refilled and I'm ready to go. So please....Milton Mill finish spinning the yarn this week.