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We will be posting studies and experiments involving natural dyes, wool breeds and processing, spinning, weaving, and any other fiber processes here.

Dyeing handspun wool

December 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on Dyeing handspun wool

With the sample of the meat breed sheep 🐑 complete, it's time to think of expanding to a complete project. I was happy with the way the skein turned out. There is always a [...]

Processing Sheep Wool –

November 24th, 2020|Comments Off on Processing Sheep Wool –

No Fleece Left Behind Part one So the title is actually a technique on how to clean and process even the dirties fleeces. I'm just borrowing it to reference that every fleece is good [...]

Icelandic Breed Study | Denise Williams, Research Intern

September 18th, 2020|Comments Off on Icelandic Breed Study | Denise Williams, Research Intern

ICELANDIC BREED STUDY Icelandic is quite a fascinating breed. It's dual coated, meaning it has a soft inner coat called þel, and a longer, harsher outercoat known as tog. Often the two layers are separated and spun for [...]