Last year at the Ann Arbor Fiber Expo I bought a pound of a grey cormo fleece that Em and I just fell in love with. We kept looking at it and walking away, and coming back to it. I gave in and got the pound, and Em got a pound, and then couldn’t resist and went back for the rest of it.
I then packed up and went home, spent a wonderful smelly week washing wool and then lost track of it until recently when it made an unexpected appearance at the grocery store, masquerading as a re-usable grocery bag full of shopping bags.
Here is the washed fleece – pretty lock structure, very dense. I only washed this once, to keep the lanolin in it.
And here is some of it picked open and ready to card – I normally have carded sort of lock by lock, but I thought I would try picking this, since it is quite dense and slick from the lanolin.
And here is a bag full of rolags, all ready for the spindle. I finally got the hang of doffing the cards, so I am able to card much more quickly.
WOW!!! Good Job Anna That had to be lots of hard work