Thoroughly enjoyed a day sitting in the sun spinning with some lovely people. It wasn't a full attempt at the challenge but a dry run for the full version maybe next year. We made a child-size jumper so that visitors to Fibre-East could see the event from start to finish while they were there.
- Spinning with unwashed greasy fleece
- Spinning longdraw from a teased mass of fibre without using carder or pet comb
- Spinning the yarn and seeing a garment knitted in one day
I enjoyed spinning wool with all grease left in. While it didn't feel too dirty, a small knitted sample square that we washed was much whiter. It's surprising how much dirty grease collects around the orifice and on your wheel generally
I wouldn't want to spin dirty fleece again (before the next b-to-b challenge!) but I will try washing without scouring out all of the grease, and try a 'dressing mix'.
On your marks:
My photos from the day are here:
 and the more official photos from the day are here: