Thursday, April 14, 2011

More skirted fleeces ....

Natural Color Fleece - "U"
Nothing like working with freshly shorn fleeces!  Tonight I skirted the natural colored fleece from "U".  She looks brown in full fleece because of the weathered tips on her blackish wool, but she is a frosted black/grey at the skin level.  We'll get a micron test on her this year to see how fine or coarse her wool is.

Here's another fleece from our Wild Rose Farm Rambouillet #329 ..... her 2010 Reserve Grand Champion fleece went to the Lancaster Spinners and Weavers Guild  for a fiber study project over the winter.  This 2011 fleece will go along to the Waynesburg Sheep & Fiber Festival for Beth - she gets "first right of refusal" on it!  :)  It looks nice & crimpy like last year. 
#329 Rambouillet Close-up

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