Wednesday, 8 June 2011


Well summer has come, and it is a very busy time of year. I am desperately fighting a loosing battle to card and spin all of last years fleeces. I am going to fail!! New fleece is on the horizon, with the Zwartbless sheep from Yew Tree Farm already having been shorn and the Hammer Vale Jacobs being shorn on Tuesday.

I am fetching Zwartbless fleece on Monday, so will take my camera along, so you can all have a look. This means that if you have already ordered fleece, I will be contacting you with payment details and asking for your address. If you didn't know about this great oppertunity to get your hands on some rare-breed fleece which is said to be great for spinning, then please let me know asap and there should be fleece left for you too! They are all shearling fleece and a good size (about 4kg) and only £5 + p&p per fleece.

Here is what some of last years fleece has been used for. This fleece comes from an older ewe and is not so soft for handspinning:

We took advantage of the good weather and went to Exmoor camping. Ofcourse the knitting came too, but the spinning had to be left at home as there really was NO room in the car!

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