Posted by: Leslie | November 2, 2010

Stansborough Grey, again

Given that I just taught a course on fibre prep, I figured I ought to do a little prep of my own with the Stansborough Grey fleece I bought recently from International Fleeces. I actually bought a bit more (well, a lot more) when it came on sale a few weeks ago, and stocked up on the light and dark grey varieties as well. (And in case those of you who took my Fibre Prep class were wondering why I was so eager to have you take the rest of that white fleece off my hands, this is the reason.) As a fleece, it really has very little lanolin, which came out easily in hot water and Unicorn Power Scour. The pictures, again, don’t do the lustre any justice:

I’ll comb and spin the three colours separately. I haven’t picked a project yet but I want to spin it fine enough for weaving, and with winter (and radiator heating) coming on I imagine I’ll be using some combing oil to counteract the static.

I can’t wait to start working with it!

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  1. I’m torn between, “That’s so PRETTY!” and “Omigod, that’s a lot of wool!” On balance, I think I’ll go with the former. Congratulations!

  2. Oh my, I can’t begin to imagine doing that yet! I am suitably impressed and look forward to what this awesome fiber turns into.


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