Over the weekend when I was organizing and making some sense of my craft room-I found my spindles and a basket of romney locks I had started working on last year.
I had set this aside to learn how to spin on my Ashford Traveler wheel-Miss Jenny Ashley. So it got buried amongst the other wool.
This was part of a bag of romney white fleece I had picked up on Ebay and was discouraged over how much skirting was included and how very soiled this was. After several soaks, washings, rinses it did clean up enough to process.
Last year I wanted to keep some of the locks to stay as straight as possible, so placed them in a mesh laundry bag and hand washed a batch that way. The locks did stay seperated through the process.
I am using my flick carder-which I really love-to card the locks-and then for a break with that I spin the locks with my bottom whorl drop spindle.
The wool is so soft to work with.
I set myself up on the living room floor-spread out an old flannel backed table cloth-a good spot to work and leave it set up to come back to. I love this drop spindle too, nice to work with it again-although I need a couple days to get back in the "groove" lol (photos will enlarge just click on them)
What craft-art projects are you working on now??