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DIY: Drying Rack

When I started all of this fiber business, one of the things that seemed the most daunting (don’t ask me why) was a drying rack for all of the wet wool one produces when washing a fleece. I watched a … Continue reading

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WolKol Review

If you are not familiar with Wolkol, I wouldn’t be too surprised. It’s one of the best kept secrets of the Netherlands, methinks. I found Wolkol and Janneke Plomp through a Raw Wool Facebook group and was immediately smitten by … Continue reading

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Washing MORE Wool: Bin Method

This time, it’s the Blue Texel I received from the Netherlands. Same process, basically, but this time, I commandeered some of the old toy bins from my lovely 10 yr old–he volunteered them, very sweetly, and even emptied them out. … Continue reading

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Carding Party

I headed to B’s yesterday for the aforementioned carding party–just the two of us and that was terrific. I met B at the guild’s spinning meet-up, and while everyone was lovely and helpful, B and I really hit it off. … Continue reading

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Blue Texel

I have been waiting with baited breath for a particular fleece. You see, once I learned about the magical world of Facebook fleece trading, I couldn’t help myself. I had to buy something. I posted earlier about my first go: … Continue reading

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Fleece Trading. . .

About a week ago, my guild posted a message that there was a possible barter situation: a shepherd wanted to have someone make a pair of socks out of a fleece; the exchange would be free fleece for said socks. … Continue reading

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Washing the Wool

I’ve been on the lookout for some raw fiber ever since I acquired that Shacht spinning wheel. It turns out that Facebook has some pretty awesome groups–Raw Wool for Sale; Farm to Fiber and several others. As sometimes happens, people … Continue reading

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