Spinning jacob fleece

The first fleece is washed and dried. The locks are brown at the tips and silver-grey lower down, crimpy and long - some of the fibres stretching out to six inches.I decided to flick the locks first before putting them through the carder, to take out short bits and so that I could card it just once and not mix the colours up too much.

This is the first sample, heathered silver-brown.

4 comments:

spinstarcreations said...

Amazing colour graduation in those locks!

The Sassy Spinner said...

Lovely - just hope my BFL Fleece comes out as well.

peahen said...

Thanks spinstar - that graduation is a bit of a mystery, I've taken some to a friend more experienced than me, she was intrigued.
Good luck with your BFL, Sassy Spinner.

Dorothy said...

I believe that it's sunlight bleaches the tips. I love Jacob fleece! Which is probably why I managed to get 4 of them in my stash waiting to be spun :^O