Wednesday, 3 July 2013

From Fleece to Fibre ( and a Woolfest visit )

A Zwartble fleece ready for a bath
Such stunning colours and gorgeous texture.
Sent from my lovely friend with invaluable help added in, thanks Dawn.



Bathed and drying in the sun


Hand carding, quite a task
Always better with a pretty basket to pop things in.


Spinning


And spun.
My very first fleece to fibre, still tons to use
Wondering what to make, socks maybe.


A Saturday visit to Woolfest in Cockermouth, Cumbria
Full of fleeces, yarns, wheels, heaven in a cattle shed.
No yarn bought but oh so many treats to spin.

3 comments:

Shiela Dixon said...

Congratulations on your first fleece to fibre. Look forward to seeing what you do with it. Zwartbles is lovely fleece and it's good to see some interesting colours, I've only seen black before.

Jacqui Futers said...

Ooh that looks great! And so much fun.

The Sassy Spinner said...

Very jealous - not made it to Woolfest yet - hopefully next year..........