One Alpaca and 8 Sheep I’ve tested on this post to go straight from the fleece to the wheel by missing out the carding/combing stage. If you missed out at the beginning of this experiment then click HERE for the introduction and description of what I’ve been trying to do. You will also find […]
Angora Goat Fibre Test : Is part of my fleece experiment . Angora Goat : This is where mohair comes from and is native to Turkey, their name taken from the word Ankara which is the ancient name for Turkey. Mohair-Adult (Dyed) : From www.crookabeckfarm.co.uk in the Lake District. Photo from wikipedia This […]
Texel X Hebridean Fibre Test : Is part of my Fleece Experiment Texel : Originates from the Island of Texel on the north West Coast of Holland and has been in the UK from 1970. Hebridean : Native to The Hebridean Islands off the West coast of Scotland since the 9th century. Texel X […]
Bluefaced Leicester/Swaledale Fibre Test : Part of my Fleece Experiment Swaledale : This breed was first registered just after the First World War in the Yorkshire Moors and Bluefaced Leicester evolved during the last century in East Cumbria. Bluefaced Leicester/Swaledale (Dyed)Fleece : From fleece sale @ Woolfest – no name attached […]
Corridale Fibre Test : Part of my Fleece Experiment . Corridale : Native to New Zealand by crossing a British Lincoln Longwool and a Merino. Corriedale Fleece From : “Trish Springate, Picked Watton Farm”. Photo from wikipedia This is a beautiful golden fleece with lovely long locks that came in at 5 […]
Shetland Shetland Fibre Test : Is part of my fleece experiment . Shetland : Native to The Shetland Islands Scotland since the 8th century Shetland Fleece From : Keswick www.facebook.com/derwentshetlands . Photo from poster www.rbst.org.uk This was a really dirty fleece and I had to give it a bit of a pounding, but […]
Herdwick Fibre Test : Herdwick native to The Lake District from around the 12th century Herdwick : From “James & Helen Rebanks” find them on www.twitter.com/@herdyshepherd1 Photo from British sheep & wool book Now this was a really interesting participant as this is the only double coated fleece in my experiment. So this […]
Rare Breed Portland Sheep Fleece I decided I would make up carded batts’ that have just gone through the carder once and then choose what colours to dye them. Normally I have an idea of what I’m going to make or have designed it already before I get to the dyeing fibre stage, […]Comments Off on Spinning Portland Dyed Fleece Continue Reading...