Soooo I do now have lots of wool and other fibers to spin with. No more buying til I work through most of the roving and raw wool I have. hmmmm we'll see if I can resist buying that is
My mission this summer was to get all the raw wool washed and ready to card and spin up for this upcoming winter. I had gone on a buying mission last year hunting down different breeds of wools so I could learn about them. Many were raw wools-and they really take allot of time to wash rinse and dry especially if you get some that are very soiled.
I have it all washed now except for 4 big cotton bags of navajo churro wool that was a gift given to me years and years ago that I am finally getting to. Do you ever feel like you could use another life time to just complete and learn everything you want to??
This first photo is part of a stack of washed wools or roving ready to spin. The next photo is the navajo churro. This breed has two layers of wool, one very very soft and luscious and this one shows the coarser layer. This batch seems really matted together even after washing and rinsing in unicorn products so when dry I am going to see how it cards and then decide how to use it, I have a huge bag of it.
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After lunch today I will be organizing this corner better for easier access.
I have learned over the years to always store wool in cotton bags never plastics-so I look for large pillow cases at resale shops. They work really well I just secure the top with a rubberband and put on a note as to what is inside.
Afternoon Update: I was able to card this and also made into rolags to spin with on my navajo spindle-this wool feels almost like it's felted but it's not, just the two layers together I believe-so it will work with extra efforts