Sunday, May 8, 2011

Lambs Wool For Sale

WRF # 197 - Lambs Wool Fleece
We have 2 lambswool fleeces skirted for the Waynesburg Sheep and Fiber Fest.   One is from the 1st shearing of a Wild Rose Farm Rambouillet ewe lamb & the other is from one of our crossbred ewe lambs.  Of course they're smaller than the fleeces from the mature ewes and they have a very soft handle.  Anyone who knows me, knows about my "lambswool" rant, expressed a few weeks ago on this blog.  :)   Unsuspecting folks buy "lambswool" sweaters and then complain that they are itchy & scratchy.  It bears repeating that just because wool comes from a lamb, it's not necessarily soft or fine.  Every sheep was a lamb at some time & all breeds have different wool characterstics & micron counts.
Since we're in the middle of lambing, I usually don't go to the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, but I bet there are some really happy fiber artists/addicts out there tonight and some really exhausted vendors ....   Hopefully eveyone had a great time!

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