Home grown wool!

IMG_2919Every year the sheep shearer comes and shears all the sheep.

Elizabeth had tried hand carding some fleece and spinning it on a traditional spinning wheel, but it was far too labour intensive, so she sent some away to be professionally processed and today a box containing 7kg of spun wool arrived.

This is all Jacob fleece and the colours present in the wool have been preserved since processing to give a disctinctive tweed like appearance.

Anyone good at knitting?

Elizabeth also has unprocessed Alpaca fleece which could be carded and turned into yarn.   Alpaca wool is ideal for those who suffer from allergies.