This project had been on the back burner for a few years, not for the lack of wanting to do the work, but finding the time to commit to this huge project!
Shearing season this spring allowed me to pick up 5 local fleeces from a Charolais/Suffolk sheep cross.
It is hand made and great quality for the price!
I made a crude one of my own to make thick chunky yarn and am happy with the result!
Instead of making a short shaft for my spindle, I made one that reaches the floor, to spin off my thigh as this expert shows in this video that I’ve watched a bunch of times before giving it a try!
For more info about techniques for washing raw wool, click to check out The 10 acre woods tutorial!