Wednesday, July 23, 2008

From starting locks to finished skein

When I first learned to spin, I bought pre-drafted "rovings" which are already combed and ready to draft and spin....but I wanted to someday start with sheep "locks" of wool, comb them myself, then spin them.  I did it!  I purchased some Howard student hand carders from Margrett at Running Moon Farm, bought some dyed Romney wool locks from Rhonda at Marsh Mellow Farms, and went to work.  Here's photos of starting and my finished skeins.

Monday, July 21, 2008

2008 Tour de Fleece

The spinning has begun!!  Lots of us are spinning our way to victory!!  We've all set a challenge and are working hard to finish before the Tour de France is over!  We spin on days they ride, and rest on days the cyclers rest....Come check us out on Flickr!  Here's some wool I'm spinning from a Shetland sheep named Margaret.